Our Blog: Litigation

Double Click to Check if Your Company Website is ADA Compliant

June 1, 2022
By Anthony Judice
Posted in Complex Commercial Litigation, Litigation

Businesses beware!  In the age of COVID-19 and an increased virtual presence, websites can be crucial for businesses.  But does your website violate Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?  This is a question most business owners... 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

The Road Blog, Part 1: Public and Private Roads in Pennsylvania

February 8, 2022

This blog is the first in a municipal law series on all things roads.  Property issues involving roads and paper alleys are fact specific and require an analysis of the facts and circumstances of your situation.  This blog series will provide an... 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

What is Immune? – Application of Work Product Doctrine to Independent Client Research

August 20, 2021
By Kathleen Mannard
Posted in Litigation

Independent client research – NOT completed at the direction of an attorney – is protected as work product in Pennsylvania federal courts so long as it was prepared in anticipation of litigation. 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