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August 29, 2019  9:29 AM

E-discovery Acquisition on the March Again

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery

As you may recall, in January I wrote a blog post about the large number of small e-discovery company acquisitions in the legal space, and pointed out that this was...

May 27, 2019  12:18 AM

Supreme Court Rules Against E-Discovery Costs

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, government

After years of encouraging litigants to use electronic discovery on court documents, the Supreme Court has recently ruled that, well, you can, but you can’t count on getting reimbursed for it by the losing litigant, and now people are freaking out how to get it paid for. It all started in 2010...


December 4, 2018  12:33 AM

Yes, E-Discovery Day is Apparently a Thing

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery

What with World Backup Day, Electronic Records Day, Ask an Archivist Day, and Sysadmin Day, I suppose it’s no surprise that there’s an E-Discovery Day. Incidentally, it’s Tuesday. There was, apparently, some controversy about when to schedule E-Discovery Day this year. Typically scheduled...


April 23, 2018  12:16 AM

Attorneys Speculate on E-Discovery Implications of Cohen Files

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, government

There’s one group of people that is really, really excited about the seizure of the potentially millions of legal documents associated with President Donald Trump: E-discovery people. “Discovery nerds — and political junkies — are having a field day with the materials seized by the...


July 31, 2017  9:03 PM

E-Discovery Data Breach is a Lesson for All of Us

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, Security

Be careful with e-discovery: You might discover something you didn’t intend. That’s what one attorney recently learned when collecting data for a legal case. “The 1.4 gigabytes of files that Wells Fargo’s lawyer sent included copious spreadsheets with customers’ names and Social...


September 30, 2016  6:51 PM

JASTA: E-Discovery Story of the Year

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, government

Political and foreign policy ramifications aside, Congress’ recent override of President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to let 9/11 victims’ families sue Saudi Arabia has the potential for some really interesting e-discovery implications. In case you haven’t watched CNN lately, Congress...


August 31, 2016  10:58 PM

FBI Deliberately Uses Old FOIA Software

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, FOIA, government

We’ve all experienced the sort of person who performs something badly on purpose in order to get out of doing it. Whether it’s a secretary who makes coffee badly because she doesn’t think it should be her job to make coffee, or a husband who does household chores or child-raising badly so he...


June 30, 2016  8:54 PM

Court Backtracks on Ganias Data Collection

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, ediscovery, government, law, privacy, Security

Let’s say you were bad. (Of course, none of you are, but let’s say you were, for the sake of argument.) The government wants to look at a few files on your computer, but makes a copy of all of them, because, you know, it’s just easier. Then, three years later, the government decides you...


June 14, 2016  10:48 AM

What’ll OpenText Do With Recommind?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, ediscovery, Opentext

The e-discovery acquisition market has been pretty much a snore the past few years, after several years of musical chairs. But things might start heating up again due to a major acquisition from an unexpected source: enterprise information management software vendor OpenText has acquired Recommind...


May 27, 2015  4:09 PM

Gasp! Drama in the Gartner E-Discovery Magic Quadrant!

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
E-discovery, ediscovery, Gartner

Along with all the other signs of summer, we can always count on Gartner to release its e-discovery Magic Quadrant about this time of year. But unlike the past...

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