by Maureen O'NeillNovember 27, 2013
There’s a tired old joke out there among lawyers, many of whom sputter and wave their arms in protest when asked to engage in anything involving math: “But I went to law school to avoid math!” But for litigators engaged in discovery, math is no joke. In fact, to competently represent their clients, attorneys must acquire a basic working knowledge of a few key statistical concepts.
by Maureen O'NeillNovember 4, 2013
Efforts to Control Discovery Costs Can Still “Implode” Even When Parties Adopt a Model Discovery Order
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good Litigants? Efforts to Control Discovery Costs Can Still “Implode” Even When Parties Adopt a Model Discovery Order. In a recent patent infringement case in the Northern District of California, MediaTek v.Freescale Semiconductor, the parties attempted to rein in the costs and burden of discovery by doing exactly what they’ve been instructed. They entered into an agreed-upon discovery order, similar to the Federal Circuit Advisory Council’s Model E-Discovery Order, which contained limits on the scope and quantity of discovery.
by Amy HinzmannSeptember 25, 2013
The authors of Predictive Coding, Storytelling and God: Narrative Understanding in e-Discovery examine sources from philosophy and psychology to make the case for the centrality of narrative, storytelling in e-Discovery, in constructing and anchoring the theory of relevance to be applied by human reviewers in a document review litigation matter.
by Maureen O'NeillSeptember 12, 2013
I’m always amused when I’m relaxing over the Sunday paper and see an e-discovery topic in the mainstream media. This Sunday it was metadata, which made its way onto the New York Times Magazine Meh List. According to the Times, metadata is not hot. It’s not not. It’s just meh.
by Matt MillerAugust 28, 2013
Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) authorizes the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate complaints of certain unfair practices in import trade. Section 337 investigations could be an attractive alternative to civil patent litigation for some corporations …