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California Official Reports: Electronic Advance Sheet – Court Opinions For Thursday, June 27, 2013
Posted on 28 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Shepard's Link(TM) feature has created hyperlinks to www.lexis.com Find a LexisNexis Sales Representative ▪ Browse Legal Bookstore ▪ Search Court Records ▪ Feedback The CA e-Advance provides a business daily e-mail service to keep you... Read More

California Official Reports: Electronic Advance Sheet – Court Opinions For Thursday, August 8, 2013
Posted on 8 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Shepard's Link(TM) feature has created hyperlinks to www.lexis.com Find a LexisNexis Sales Representative ▪ Browse Legal Bookstore ▪ Search Court Records ▪ Feedback The CA e-Advance provides a business daily e-mail service to keep you... Read More

Bankruptcy's Unique Characteristics Prompt Special Guidance From ABA Working Group
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Earlier this year the ABA ESI in Bankruptcy Working Group issued interim guidelines on the "scope and timing" of a party's obligation to preserve ESI in bankruptcy cases. The group comprises both sitting and former judges, bankruptcy and... Read More

U.S. Judge Says Plaintiff's Litigation Hold Doesn't Pass Smell Test, Directs It to Pay for Spoliation Probe
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Will your litigation hold meet a judge's expectations? And if not, what are the potential consequences? Are you looking at sanctions or millions of dollars' worth of forensic discovery? To get a glimpse of at least one federal court's view... Read More

Use Predictive Coding and Get an E-Discovery Vendor, Judge Says, Or Tell Me Why You Shouldn't
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Years ago, humorous writer Fran Lebowitz was asked about criticism of a judge overseeing one of the highest profile murder trials of all time. The jurist was taking heat for what people viewed as a laid back or merely observant role in the courtroom,... Read More

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

FTC Rules Get E-Discovery Makeover This Month
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

When really broad neckties went out of style, one solution might have been to take a pair of scissors to them and snip them to a modern-day width. Smarter guys might simply have taken them to a tailor. Others might have made them into kites. But most... Read More

E-Discovery Checkpoints: A 360-Degree View-Part 1
Posted on 13 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Any image of a judge luxuriating on the bench like a silent referee on the elevated sidelines of the proceedings quickly melts away like tiny birthday candles when it comes to electronic discovery. To use a boxing metaphor, judges are clearly the "third... 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

‘Siri®, How Much Discoverable ESI is on My Smartphone?’
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

'Siri®, How Much Discoverable ESI is on My Smartphone?' As anyone who has collided with someone staring at their smartphone and not where they are walking knows (known in Yoga circles as the "downward-facing pedestrian"... Read More

Apple® Products: Sturdy Security, PC Differences Require Special Attention in Discovery
Posted on 13 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

It seems like they have been around much longer, but the first iPod ® was released by Apple Inc. in November of 2001. Suddenly many consumers were using a product made by the maker of Mac ® computers, loved by the likes of artists, designers and... Read More

The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time To Move To The Cloud?
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Matthew Gillis and Steven Berrent For those of us who are trying to look down the road and see where the litigation technology industry is headed, it might be instructive to take a look back in time to an unlikely example: the law firm mailroom... Read More

You May Occupy Your Twitter Account, But Do You Own It?
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

If recent developments in New York Criminal Court are any indication, your social media, email and SMS texts are just as vulnerable to exposure as everyone has been saying they are. Such a trend is bad news for bloggers, tweeters and texters, but may... 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