Austrum is a reminder of the importance of understanding what, if any, retention obligations are imposed on employers and any entities in general.
Caution should be exercised before any filing in a federal court.
Court Orders Discovery of Personnel Files Requires Individualized Showing of Relevancy, Proportionality, and Particularity
A one-size-fits-all discovery request for personnel records in a civil case against a private defendant is likely insufficient under Rule 26(b).
By Ronald J. Hedges
What considerations guide the use of private or confidential information, and what should an attorney do to protect it?
By Thomas I. Barnett
There are other ways to attack the problem of keyword searches and predictive coding thanks to some recent advances in technology and data science.
By Eric Kinder and Walt Auvil
Is the rule, now entering middle age, still accomplishing the goals it was designed to achieve?
E-discovery and data-management expert Dana Post discusses why U.S. laws make this complicated and offers best practices to still be successful for your client. (9:02 min)
Bobby Malhotra explains that structured databases are an underused source of potentially valuable information and how to best use these tools. (14:32 min)
If you are not careful, e-discovery can cost more than you anticipate. Giyong Song gives strategies to keep costs down with the use of early analytics and other strategies. (13:59 min)
Topics include applying early case assessment techniques, initial data collection and preservation issues, managing client concerns, best tactics for dealing with opposing counsel, and identifying potential early motions and other strategic options. (56:45)
Experienced litigators cover the nuts and bolts of defending depositions and provide strategies and tips to employ when defending all types of clients. (1:00:01)
Insight into the substance of the proposed amendments, the motivations behind them, the amendment process, and the public comments that the committee has received so far. (1:02:46)
"The Line Between Opinion and Fact Work Product: Why it Matters and Strategies to Protect Your Work Product From Disclosure." Read more.
"Privilege and Ethics in Working with Your Expert." Read more.
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