Would you allow a mathematical probability primacy against a real life evidence search?
At least two judges in the last year or so have done that—ordering a predictive coding of a mountain of evidence versus allowing the attorneys to search the evidence themselves.
Predictive coding is a computer program that uses a mat ... (full story)
The historic lack of any real ability to do word processing on android devices has always, in my mind, been the greatest drawback to that OS. It would be great if I could do a few quick edits to a story on my phone while I was sitting in a restaurant, for instance.
There are a few weak apps that can provide some word processing ... (full story)
The American Bar Association has finally come out with advice for judges who insist on using social media, and it’s about time. Really.
The ABA issued Formal Opinion 462 in February, which addressed ethical issues that can arise when judges use social media when interacting with lawyers and others that might appear before ... (full story)
It looks like there may be major changes coming to some of the federal rules that deal with electronic document discovery. So hold onto your hats.
ESI has completely changed the discovery game, and the rules are set to change in tune with that. The Federal Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee has approved changes to Fed. Civ. R ... (full story)
A lawyer can tell a client about litigation holds until the cows come home, but if the hold runs against company policy, look out. On the other hand, judges will step in and take command at the drop of a hat.
And so it went in Kirgan v. Fca Llc, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51747 (C.D. Ill. Apr. 10, 2013).
The Kirgan court was very ... (full story)