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  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    March 28, 2015

    How to Go Where Angels Fear to Tread: Best Practices for Developing and Negotiating Keyword Search Terms

    In United States v. O’Keefe, former U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola tackled the subject of using keyword search terms to help identify relevant documents for production in discovery. Observing that the proper use of search terms in ediscovery involves “the sciences of computer technology, statistics and linguistics,” the Judge offered the now famous quip that, for lawyers and judges to opine on the effectiveness of a given set of search terms “is truly to go where angels fear to tread.”

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    March 17, 2015

    May the Luck of the Irish be With You (and Your TAR).

    Just in time for a St. Patrick’s Day eDiscovery blog post, earlier this month the High Court in Dublin issued an order approving the use of technology assisted review (TAR). In Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd. v. Sean Quinn, Justice Fullam found that “technology assisted review using predictive coding discharges a party’s discovery obligations” under the applicable Supreme Court rule, Rule O.31 r.12.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    February 20, 2015

    Beware the Public Wi-Fi

    One of the topics I speak about frequently is Ethics in e-Discovery, ethical duties to maintain the confidentiality of client information. Many attorneys and legal professionals I speak to are startled to learn that using a free public Wi-Fi service carries a high risk that private information will be breached. If you use free public WiFi then continue reading on the topic of Ethics in e-Discovery.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    November 14, 2014

    E-Discovery and the Internet of Things

    It’s rare to read a legal publication these days – or even a mainstream newspaper or magazine – without coming across a story about the “Internet of Things,” or IOT. The IOT refers to the ability of everyday objects to connect to the internet, allowing these devices to gather, send and receive data. Examples include wearable technology like watches and fitness bands that track our pulse, how far we’ve walked, and how many calories we’ve burned. Whether it’s litigation, an internal investigation, or the defense of a regulatory matter, the IOT changes how information is discovered and used as evidence.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    October 31, 2014

    Boo! Scary E-Discovery Stories

    Since it’s Halloween, I thought I might tell some ghost stories… Some truly spooky e-discovery tales! I hope these e-discovery stories don’t scare you too much, and I hope you aren’t being haunted by stories like these!

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