Electronic Discovery Blog and writings by DiscoverReady and contributing authors.
by Maureen O'NeillFebruary 21, 2014
The saga of Stephen Glass is juicy. When it comes to admission to the California bar, being “earnest” isn’t enough. As the California Supreme Court recently reiterated, members of the bar must demonstrate good moral character, including the traits of “honesty, fairness, candor, trustworthiness, [and] observance of fiduciary responsibility.”
by Maureen O'NeillJanuary 30, 2014
So much of what we talk about in the e-Discovery space these days focuses on what’s new and exciting, and what cutting-edge technology promises to revolutionize the way we conduct document discovery. But it’s important not to forget one of the core components of discovery today, even in those cases that deploy the latest advanced technology: human document review. Virtually every litigation or regulatory matter involves some degree of document review.
by Maureen O'NeillJanuary 17, 2014
OK, this post won’t cover EVERYTHING you need to know about statistics in ediscovery. But it should provide a simple overview of the key concepts a litigator should understand to effectively incorporate statistical sampling into a discovery program. As you spot opportunities to incorporate statistical sampling into your e-discovery efforts, be sure to engage an expert who understands those nuances and can help ensure that your statistical sampling is correct, effective and defensible.
by Amy HinzmannDecember 23, 2013
It’s December 23, and you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping. You know what that means. Your stress level is about to go way up, as you fight the crowds in the stores and on the streets. Don’t worry, I’m not judging you for your holiday shopping habits. . . But please, litigants, don’t treat document review you like you do your Christmas shopping.
by Matt MillerDecember 20, 2013
On December 5, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, a piece of patent reform legislation known as the “Innovation Act of 2013.” The bill passed 325-91, with most of the opposition coming from Democrats, but with some Republican opponents as well. The bill would amend U.S. Code Title 35 (the section that governs patent law) and the “America Invents Act,” which Congress passed in 2011 (but which most folks agree did not accomplish nearly enough in the way of true reform).