Our Blog: E-Discovery Services

A Rule 37 Refresher – As Applied to a Ransomware Attack

July 14, 2022

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) (“Rule 37”) was completely rewritten in the 2015 amendments.  Before the 2015 amendments, the standard was that a... Read more

Keeping Your Cards Close to Your Chest – Not so for ESI Search Methodology

March 22, 2022

The Sedona Principles clearly state that “[l]awyers have twin duties of loyalty: While they are retained to be zealous advocates for their clients, they bear a professional obligation to conduct discovery in a diligent and candid manner.” Read more

Do I need an e-Discovery vendor? Likely, yes.

February 17, 2022
By Lydia Gorba
Posted in E-Discovery Services, Litigation

Most, if not all, cases brought today involve e-Discovery. Nearly everyone texts, emails, and uses ephemeral messaging apps.... Read more

All in the Family? Treatment of Hyperlinked Documents in Discovery

February 2, 2022

As technology changes, so, too, does our treatment of electronically stored information (ESI) for discovery purposes.  Today, hyperlinks are frequently utilized within communications to link the reader to another... Read more

Fight for Your Right to Get Usable Data in Discovery

November 19, 2021

The production of documents as large combined PDF (Portable Document Format) documents is the modern-day equivalent of a discovery data dump.  We have all experienced the receipt of several 1,000+ page PDF documents... Read more

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me…” The Legalities of Smart Devices and Privacy

September 1, 2021
By Lynne Hewitt
Posted in E-Discovery Services, Litigation

By Lynne Hewitt and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Gretchen Moore, Lydia Gorba, and Maryann... Read more

Ephemeral Messaging Apps: Think Twice Before You Send that Snap!

August 26, 2021
By Lydia Gorba
Posted in E-Discovery Services, Litigation

By Lydia Gorba  and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Gretchen Moore, Lynne Hewitt, and Maryann... Read more

An Emoji is Worth 1,000 Words

July 19, 2021
By Lynne Hewitt
Posted in E-Discovery Services

By Lynne Hewitt and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Gretchen Moore, Read more

Potato, Potahto… Email, Slack

May 5, 2021

By Gretchen E. Moore and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:   Read more

The Perils of Self-Collection of Electronically Stored Information

April 28, 2021

By Gretchen E. Moore and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Read more