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How Much Detail is Enough in a Privilege Log?

In Southern Pine Credit Un. v. Southwest Marine & Gen’l. Ins. Co., et al., 2024 WL 1361891 (M.D. Ga. Mar. 29, 2024), the court addressed the amount of detail that must be in a privilege log. Southern Pine brought a breach of contract action after its claim on a dishonesty bond was denied. There were [...]

Disruptive Technology and Generational Change: What’s Next on the Legaltech Horizon

The legal industry is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by the convergence of disruptive technologies and the rise of a new generation of legal professionals. As an industry veteran, I have witnessed the immense potential of innovation to revolutionize the way we approach projects, handle data, and view emerging trends. Embracing what is coming will [...]

Resourcing Your Public Records/FOIA Requests Response with a Lean Team

Part 3. When it comes to managing FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and similar public records requests, resourcing your team effectively is crucial. Even with a small team, you can achieve a lot by appointing an expert internally and implementing a few key strategies. Begin by identifying which departments receive the most FOIA requests. Assign [...]

How eDiscovery Technology and Workflows Speed Public Records Requests Response

Part 2. In the two separate worlds of legal processes and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/public records requests, eDiscovery technology and standard workflows have emerged as powerful ways to streamline operations and ensure compliance. Particularly, the handling of FOIA requests and public records requests showcases the potential similarities between these processes and eDiscovery workflows. One [...]

What are the Growing Challenges with Public Records/FOIA Requests?

The number of public records requests filed each year is on the rise, presenting a significant challenge for government agencies. One of the core obstacles faced by these agencies is the tight timing constraints imposed by laws governing these requests. Failure to meet these deadlines can result in severe consequences. To effectively manage these requests, [...]

Emerging Use Cases and the Future of AI for Legal

Last time, we continued our “nuts and bolts” series of artificial intelligence (AI) for legal professionals with a look at several current legal use cases to which AI is being applied today that have demonstrated proven benefits. However, generative AI and large language model (LLM) technologies are beginning to play a significant role in eDiscovery [...]

This Week in eDiscovery

Rulings on eDiscovery Increased in 2023 Decisions on eDiscovery in U.S. District Court cases increased by 10% in 2023 even as civil case filings dropped by 8%, according to the eDiscovery Assistant 2023 Case Law Report released late last month. The report also categorizes the top issues in eDiscovery cases last year. Failure to produce, [...]

Technology Made Privilege Logging Unwieldy. Can AI Fix It?

Of the many changes former U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck saw during his decades on the bench at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, there is one in particular that is continuing to cause him growing concern. “When I got on the bench in 1995, the privilege logs in [...]

By |2024-04-15T18:19:34+00:00April 23rd, 2024|AI, e-discovery, Litigation Support, Privilege Log|0 Comments

E-Discovery in Employment Cases: Practical Issues (Part 1)

E-discovery is an essential component of most employment-related lawsuits. Modern technology and communication tools have substantially increased the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) in the workplace. Most employment disputes, including claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breaches of restrictive covenants, are fact intensive, further increasing the relevance of email and other electronic communications. The [...]

March’s Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery

This Sidley Update addresses the following recent developments and court decisions involving e-discovery issues: 1. an order from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granting a motion to compel deposition testimony pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) related to certain “discovery on discovery” topics 2. a decision from the [...]

By |2024-04-15T15:15:10+00:00April 15th, 2024|AI, e-discovery, Information Governance|0 Comments
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