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  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    June 30, 2015

    The Internet of Things — Let the Litigation Commence

    Legal commentators have been speculating about how the “Internet of Things” could generate a flood of new litigation. Some of that speculation recently became reality, when plaintiffs filed a class action against a group of automakers, alleging that they sold unsafe cars because their internet connectivity creates vulnerability to hackers.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    June 24, 2015

    Data Security and Data Breaches – A Summer Reading List

    Ah, summertime . . . Colleagues and friends are heading to the beach, gathering up their summer reading collection. But right now I’m not focused on page-turning thrillers or rom-com novels. Instead, I’m thinking about data security and privacy. I’m exploring the factors that heighten the risk of a data breach, the staggering impact a breach can have on an organization, and how companies can minimize their risk of a breach.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    May 27, 2015

    Not So Fast: The Sixth Circuit Rejects Race Tires, and Adopts a More Liberal Approach to Taxing E-Discovery Costs to the Losing Party

    Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1) provides that costs incurred by the prevailing party may be taxed against the losing party. In turn, 28 U.S.C. § 1920 itemizes the allowable expenses that may be taxed, permitting recovery of “[f]ees for exemplification and the costs of making copies of any materials where the copies are necessarily obtained for use in the case.” 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4). Over the years, federal courts have grappled with the question of how to interpret “the costs of making copies” in the digital age.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    April 30, 2015

    Dear Mr. Speaker and Mr. President—The Supreme Court Submits to Congress the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

    In several prior posts here on the DiscoverReady blog, we presented analysis and updates regarding the slate of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Yesterday those amendments came one step closer to implementation, when the Supreme Court issued an order adopting them and transmitting them to Congress.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    April 18, 2015

    Magistrate Judge Peck’s Order in Rio Tinto: A Fresh Look at Predictive Coding

    Last month in Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., Magistrate Judge Peck issued another order regarding the use of predictive coding (a.k.a technology assisted review, or TAR). Judge Peck’s titling of the order was “Da Silva Moore Revisited”, to signal the importance of the Rio Tinto case in eDiscovery practice.

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