Many business owners and employees believe their personal social media profiles are private and therefore off-limits to either their employer or to a court of law. In many of their recent rulings on the subject, the courts have pushed back on this assumption. The regularity of social media for personal use has presented unique challenges in the[...]
In a world in which an internet connection has rapidly become a necessity for doing business, some or all of a company's communications, record-keeping, and documentation are likely done through Word docs, email, text messages, and other methods of digital storage and information-sharing.
Does your construction business have a clear records retention policy in place? Does that policy apply to everyone within the company, from a part-time administrative assistant all the way up through the owner of the business? Without a records retention program in place, you may be vulnerable in the event of litigation. Our short list of five[...]
The occasional dispute is fairly common when it comes to large-scale construction projects. While not every disagreement between construction companies and other entities ends in litigation, it’s a definite possibility. If you do find yourself working alongside your legal team preparing for mediation or heading to court, having to produce[...]
Governor Henry McMaster officially proclaimed June 29th, 2018, as South Carolina Paralegal Day! We at Legal Eagle, Inc. wanted to take some time to recognize these often-unsung heroes in the legal industry.
The final entries in our series on the EDRM (or Electronic Discovery Reference Model)—considered the definitive guide to eDiscovery best practices—will look closely into utilizing the EDRM for trial presentation. Electronically sourced information, or ESI, can sometimes lead to breathtaking turns in the trajectory of a trial, but mishandling the[...]
While previous posts looking into the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, have taken a look at each of the nine stages of the EDRM, we would like to take this post to look more closely into an often-overlooked aspect of Preservation: metadata preservation. Loosely defined as “data about data,” metadata has traditionally been considered[...]
The Electronic Discovery Reference Model, or EDRM, is considered the definitive model for eDiscovery for law firms, legal professionals, and other organizations. The EDRM includes nine stages for working with electronically-stored-information (ESI): Information Governance Identification Preservation Collection Processing Review Analysis Production[...]
Continuing our series on the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (or EDRM), considered the definitive guide to the recovery and discovery of electronically-stored information (or ESI), we’ll be moving onto processing, reviewing, and analyzing ESI as part of litigation preparation. We’ve previously discussed Identifying, Preserving, and Collecting[...]
In our last blog, we spoke about EDRM, or the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, considered the definitive guide to the recovery and discovery of electronically stored information, or ESI. Our last blog was an introduction to the EDRM and its utilization, and for the next few blogs we’ll be taking a closer look at the individual steps of[...]