For the past 15 years I have seen providers modifying, revising and ‘updating’ the EDRM model to better suit their products or services. A fast image search for ‘New EDRM’ brings up some lovely examples. I view Zapproved model as being more aspirational than practical based on what I see in most corporations. Zapproved’s EDMM […]

As I listened to an interview with Mary Trump about how she turned over financial documents to the New York Times it got me thinking about all the incredibly sensitive information just parked at firms world wide for inactive/settled matters. Fred Trump’s contested will was settled in 2001. Those 19 boxes of documents sat at […]

The above snippets are just two good examples of how preservation language and issues have evolved since Craig wrote his first exemplar preservation letter for the community back in 2006. I frequently review client preservation/record management policies, protocols and compliance practices to spot issues such as those called out above. I just wish that every […]

My philosophy is once a client, always a client. Got what seemed to be a typical referral request from a counsel I had recently supported on a corporate client matter. The classic, “Who do you recommend for Relativity hosting?” quickly went down a rabbit hole of new generation data sources, foreign language docs and such […]

Chris Dale discusses the next chapter in the Johnny Depp disclosure saga.  Depp ultimately avoided sanctions for violating an “unless order” after he failed to disclose the infamous “Australian Drug Texts”.  The court issued the judgment in favor of Depp after evaluating the facts in light of the three Denton stages.

In May 2020, Chris Dale moderated this webinar for the ACEDS UK Chapter entitled “Will the COVID Crisis Cure Outdated Approaches to eDiscovery?”  While the session was UK-based, there is a ton of great content here that is helpful to practitioners facing discovery/disclosure anywhere in the world.

The eDisclosure Information Project’s Chris Dale discusses Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 1689 (QB) (29 June 2020) where Johnny Depp’s reference to “whitey stuff” in the “Australian Drug Texts” ran up against The White Book, namely, whether they were within the scope of CPR 31.6.  Ultimately, the British Court found Depp breached a court order by not disclosing these texts…