Despite the prevalence of digital information in our daily lives, the legal community continues struggling under a number of myths surrounding electronic discovery (eDiscovery). Instead of allowing long-standing misconceptions to inform legal action, here’s a closer look at the facts behind them
Throughout every phase in the electronic discovery process, it is inevitable for counsel to encounter the proverbial fork in the road. Making the wrong decision can have many repercussions The processing phase of an engagement can be particularly harrowing for those not fully informed about the potential issues that may arise. By taking a[...]
Legal Eagle is proud to announce Tim Thames as eDiscovery Director in our new, expanded location in Columbia, SC. Mr. Thames will be leading eDiscovery efforts, including preservation of data, forensic collections, analysis, electronic database management, and consulting services to our clients throughout South Carolina and western North Carolina.
Just twenty years ago, workplace communications largely happened either on phones physically located within the workplace, or on mobile devices whose ownership lay with the company itself.
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[...]
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[...]