Instant Messages in Litigation

Communications are one of the greatest unifying forces for civilization. The telegraph revolutionized the ability to share news and conduct business in 19th century; the telephone empowered people to speak across continents in the 20th century. In the 21st century, people can send personal and business communications from handheld devices wherever they have cell phone

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Building a Motion with StoryBuilder

Motion practice is true courtroom drama where a party seeks relief from the Court. This can be anything from a motion to dismiss a case for failure to state a claim, to a motion to compel discovery. Seasoned litigators know motion practice is the art of connecting discovery to the law in order for a

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Lessons in Document Review from the JFK Files

50 Years of Document History Last month, the National Archives released thousands of documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This document release has taken the political and ediscovery worlds by storm, and for good reason. Reviewing the JFK files is a deep dive into historical document review, and these records

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What to Do After an Inadvertent Production: Clawback Requirements of Federal Rule of Evidence 502

The inadvertent production of privileged discovery can be a significant challenge both legally and technically. Was the privilege waived with the inadvertent production? How can the production be technically clawed back? Everlaw’s new production modification tools can update a production to claw back privileged records.  Records that were produced can be replaced with placeholders with

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Overcoming the Technical Ediscovery Challenges in Multidistrict Litigation

There are many challenges in multidistrict litigation (“MDL”), and a number of these are technical in nature. Using the right technology can help you move from constant headaches and human error to a smooth process where legal experts can focus on the legal issues. The Basics of MDL Multidistrict litigation cases are lawsuits where a

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