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When Law Firm Revenue Morphs into an Expense It's Not Pretty
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

It's a wonder of nature. After spending week after week eating every green leafy vegetable in sight, a caterpillar forms itself into a chrysalis. Through the miracle of metamorphosis it emerges as a butterfly, just as delicate as it is beautiful.... Read More

ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In case you were thinking of playing fast and loose with digital client information, new rules require you to think again. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to guide lawyers on use of technology... Read More

Your Ability to Effectively Present Your Best Evidence Now Rivals Your Favorite (or Least Favorite) Talk Show
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

An effective way The Daily Show's Jon Stewart unravels politicians is to play a clip of a politician adamantly declaring his "life-long, unwavering, and impenetrable belief" that the world is round, then playing five clips of the same politico... Read More

X1 Discovery Shares List Of Public Cases Involving Social Media Evidence
Posted on 31 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

The torrent of social media evidence continues to grow and X1 Discovery continues to monitor online legal databases of state and federal court decisions across the United States, where evidence from social networking sites played a significant role. ... Read More

Tweets And Status Updates Meet The Courtroom: How Social Media Continues To Be A Challenge For E-Discovery In 2011
Posted on 8 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Nadine R. Weiskopf According to a survey from Arbitron Inc. released in April 2011, the percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking websites has reached almost half (48 percent) of the population... Read More

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: Contracting For E-Discovery Competence
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Jeffrey Ritter, Esq., CEO and Founder, the Ritter Academy Managing digital information as evidence now requires that corporate clients of law firms think differently about the terms of their engagement letter with a law firm. In today's... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski On Landmark Federal Circuit Rulings On Spoliation, Sanctions
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Micron Tech., Inc. v. Rambus Inc. , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 9730 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2011) [ enhanced version available to subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. v. Rambus Inc ., 2011... Read More

Sutherland Alert: Shredding Before Suing Can Lead To Spoliation Sanctions
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

by Ann Fort and Jason Chang Patent owners are now on notice: The Federal Circuit has confirmed that shredding relevant documents after identifying litigation targets can lead to spoliation sanctions, even if the destruction occurred before litigation... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In CAFA Evidence Appeal
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The plain language of 28 U.S. Code Section 1446(a) requires only “a short and plain statement of the grounds for removal,” not evidence, the attorney representing Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co.... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Know How: Timely Tips for Avoiding Sanctions for Failure to Preserve Evidence
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Bridget M. Cohee, Member With the nationwide move to using electronic medical records in lieu of paper charts, the duty to preserve evidence has become a more complicated process for medical providers. The duty to preserve evidence arises when a... Read More

John Castellano On Williams v. Illinois: Supreme Court to Decide Admissibility Under Confrontation Clause of Expert Testimony of DNA Results
Posted on 22 Nov 2011 by John M. Castellano

In Williams v. Illinois , the Supreme Court is poised to consider a critical Confrontation Clause issue that may determine the admissibility of DNA test results in thousands of prosecutions across the country. In this commentary, John Castellano, a 28... Read More

Illinois Committee To Hold Public Hearings On Proposed State Code Of Evidence
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Illinois Evidence has scheduled hearings in Chicago and Springfield next week on a proposed Illinois Code of Evidence. The hearing in Chicago will be held Tuesday, May 18, at... Read More

Pennsylvania State Court Jury Awards $500,000 In Risperdal Gynecomastia Trial
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) After a three-week hiatus for the production of newly discovered defense data about the safety of Risperdal and three more days of testimony, a Pennsylvania state court jury on Dec. 11 found that Janssen Pharmaceuticals... Read More

Jailhouse Audio OK'd For Massachusetts Teen’s Murder Trial
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WOBURN, Mass. – (AP) A Massachusetts judge has ruled that prosecutors can use the recorded jailhouse conversations of a teenager charged with fatally stabbing another student at a high school. Middlesex Superior Court Judge Jane Haggerty said Wednesday... Read More