E-discovery gurus George Socha and Dennis Kennedy discuss their simplified 8-step approach to effective discovery of electronic information [assessment, project management, forensics, conversion and storage, records management, search, integrating discovery into daily operations and trial prep] in this November 2004 Discovery Resources post.
December 6, 2004
Litigants who demand expensive electronic data discovery have to pay for it, the Sixth District Court of Appeal ruled Friday. Noting that the issue is “bound to arise with increasing frequency,” the appellate court reversed a trial court decision that had compelled Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. to produce data at an estimated cost of $1.5 million to $1.9 million. Click here to continue reading [subscription required.]
Article by Thomas F. Gleason and Patrick M. Connors published on Lexis Nexis Practice Area News
Let’s skip the obvious and unanswerable question — why anybody could believe there was joy in litigation in the first place — and ask what prompts this now common sentiment. Is there truly an explosion of electronic evidence, creating mind-numbing discovery and inspection sessions and costs threatening to swamp the financial viability of commercial litigation? The answer, in these writers’ opinions is yes, and the basic problem is the amount of “stuff” that computers create. Read more.
By KATE KELLY
The Wall Street Journal
October 27, 2004, 10:09 AM EDT
One of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s investigators was perusing a stack of subpoenaed documents in a Manhattan office last month when he let out a yelp, slammed down his coffee and sprinted down the corridor.
The find, people in the office recall: a Marsh & McLennan Cos. employee’s e-mail soliciting a fake bid from an insurance company to help Marsh steer business to a favored provider.
The sleuth: Craig Winters, a 27-year-old intern. Read More
Oct. 14, 2004
By Greg Morcroft
NEW YORK (CBS.MW) — Eliot Spitzer clearly doesn’t follow the edict of Henry Stimson, a 20th century U.S diplomat, who once famously stated, “Gentlemen don’t read other people’s mail.”
Spitzer, New York’s current attorney general and the bane of corporate wrongdoers, launched his latest salvo Thursday at several of the nation’s largest insurance companies, using internal e-mails from several of the companies to buttress his case. Read More
Preston Gates attorney Martha Dawson and Senior Attorney for Microsoft Gregory McCurdy co-authored an article published in the June/July 2004 issue of The National Law Journal. Titled “Are Instant Messages Discoverable?,” the article explores the questions raised by business use of instant messaging (IM).
March 2003 cover story in AmLaw Tech , technology supplement to The American Lawyer. Seattle Sleuth highlights Preston Gates’ achievements in advanced technology document review legal services.