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E-Discovery Impact on IT

I thought this quote from a ComputerWorld article really sums up what I’ve been thinking since I moved into Litigation Support and out of a strictly IT job. ?[FRCP] has made their lives incredibly complicated,? Nirken said. IT is now responsible for immediately locating electronic files that ?can exist just about anywhere ? in networks,…

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Would you settle a lawsuit to avoid the cost of e-discovery?

Apparently, 1 in 5 companies have already. I’m surprised it’s this high already, just one year after the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended, which made all relevant electronically stored information discoverable. I thought certainly, over time, we’d see some of this, especially with small companies that don’t have the IT resources to properly…

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The importance of documentation before litigation

In the Westlaw E-discovery conference today, one of the topics that came up, well actually because I brought it up, was the importance of an organization having their technology documented. The reason for this, is that one of the first steps in any federal (and probably soon to be state-level) litigation case, is the “meet…

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Random thoughts

I haven’t had much motivation to put together any long posts about anything lately, but here are a few thoughts: The process of uploading pictures to Flickr has been interesting. On one hand I can certainly see where both the technology and my ability has improved from 2001-present day. Certainly, just in terms of tech,…