eDiscovery Update: Special Masters and eMediation

Special Masters can help Judges and parties in eDiscovery disputes and also reduce the cost of litigation. Also managing eDiscovery can be improved by using eMediators who can help simply eDiscovery disputes and reduce motion practice. My recent article in the Texas Lawyer discusses some of the benefits...

College Update - Plagiarism Aplenty, But No eMail or Wristwatches

Plagiarism is alive and well on college campuses however it is no wonder since the Internet and Social Media have changed communications. Without question Wikipedia has become a reliable source for students and at least 16 US intelligence agencies . Many question the authenticity of Wikipedia, but...

Google Increases Its Internet Law Business

In 2009 Google started offering l egal research and eDiscovery services ( Postini), and now Google announced that it invested $18.5 million in RocketLawyer.com which bills itself as the "fastest growing online legal service." Forbes reported that RocketLawyer.com founder Charley Moore:...

eDiscovery Tool May Help HP Create a New Search Engine to Compete with Google & Bing

New Scientist reports that HP may use the Autonomy pattern-recognition eDiscovery tool to develop a new search engine which would work in tandem with HP's text-based search. The report includes this example : ...the ability to point your phone at an image and having it return web links,...

TechLaw10: eDiscovery Limitations on the Horizon in U.S. Courts?

TechLaw10 hosts Jonathan Armstrong and Eric Sinrod discuss legal issues related to information technology. In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss recent developments with electronic discovery (eDiscovery) in the U.S. and Europe. (Please visit the site to view this audio)

Is There A Social Media Privilege?

Courts faced with ruling on discovery requests involving social media sites are forging new law. Courts can and do issue discovery orders compelling a party of a lawsuit to grant an opposing party access to his or her Facebook page or to permit in camera review of social media sites set to private...