Time to Stop Dreaming about Boilerplate Objections – Answer Judge Peck’s Latest “Wake-Up Call”

In his recent opinion in Fischer v. Forrest, 14 Civ. 1304 (PAE) (AJP), 2017 WL 773694 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2017), Judge Peck declares that “It is time, once again, to issue a discovery wake-up call to the Bar in this District: the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended effective December 1, 2015, and one change that affects the daily work of every litigator is Rule 34.” Can you name the three requirements the Judge lays out for responses and objections under amended Rule 34?

Microsoft Office365 and eDiscovery: Opportunities and Challenges

DiscoverReady sponsored a CLE program titled “Best Practices for Managing eDiscovery in Office365,” moderated by Jennifer Shea. The program was terrific - a packed house of curious practitioners engaged actively with the panel of experts.

Law Firms Under Attack by Cybercriminals: The Saga Continues

Earlier this year, we reported on the blog about a campaign by hackers to target major U.S. law firms, aimed at stealing confidential information that could be used for insider trading. Well, it appears that a few of these cybercriminals found some success.

EU-US Privacy Shield: Good News & Bad News

We’ve got some good news and some bad news regarding the EU-US Privacy Shield, the trans-Atlantic data transfer framework approved by regulators in July of 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce recently approved DiscoverReady’s Privacy Shield self-certification submission, which means that our clients may lawfully transfer personal data from the EU to us.

Magistrate Judge Peck Encourages Litigants – But Won’t Force Them – to Use TAR

In this employment discrimination case against the City of New York, the parties asked the court to resolve a number of discovery disputes, including a disagreement about the methodology that should be used to find responsive documents. The City preferred to use keyword searches, and the parties had engaged in some preliminary discussions about the appropriate keywords. Read about Judge Peck's order on technology assisted review.