ESI Survival Guide is an online resource to help legal professionals survive in the electronic wilderness. The intersection between law and technology seemingly creates the perfect professional odd-couple – technologists are not necessarily known for their legal expertise,… More »
Case Law Lowdown
The disputes that play out every day in American courts help fertilize the fields from which our understanding of eDiscovery issues grow. Judicial opinions are the traffic-light that hangs at the intersection of law and technology. Though the number of technology-related opinions are few in number when compared to the opinions that are issued generally each year, they are the most interesting. Some judges approach the technological aspects of the matters before them like Magnus Carlsen attacking a chess board, while others handle such issues with the mental acuity of a new born that has discovered his sister’s iPad – all magic and confusion. Whatever judicial proclivities may exist, there are hundreds of must-read cases and new opinions being issued all the time. In this section, we are going to unpack legendary opinions, compare jurisdictional splits, eavesdrop on courtroom controversies, and talk to the pundits, players, and soothsayers that can help us glean meaningful takeaways from the bench.