Bow Tie Law

Joshua Gilliland, Esq., is a California attorney and nationally-recognized thought leader on electronic discovery with his blog “Bow Tie Law.” Josh also ties a mean bow tie.

Translating German Search Terms and Determining Proportionality in Volkswagen Clean Diesel

In 2017, Volkswagen pled guilty to criminal charges for misleading authorities on the emissions produced by its diesel cars. As a result of this case, the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practice, and Products Liability Litigation case was a shareholder class action in which the plaintiffs sought the production of email messages dating back to
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Who’s a Custodian, What’s Protected, and What Counts as Reasonable? Judge Sallie Kim’s Opinion on Shenwick v. Twitter

Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued a discovery opinion that should be included in ediscovery chapters of Civil Procedure textbooks. In a security class action against Twitter, Judge Kim methodically issued orders covering whether to include custodians in the scope of discovery, application of the Stored Communications Act, and proximity search terms.1 Should the Co-Founder and
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Looking Forward from 2017 on Ediscovery

At 10:00am PST today Everlaw will host a webinar with Judges Sallie Kim and Xavier Rodriguez on the top ediscovery court opinions from the past year. Register now to attend the session live or to access the post-webinar recording. Looking Forward from 2017 on Ediscovery There have been hundreds of cases with ediscovery issues in the
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Communications are one of the greatest unifying forces for civilization. The telegraph revolutionized the ability to share news and conduct business in 19th century; the telephone empowered people to speak across continents in the 20th century. In the 21st century, people can send personal and business communications from handheld devices wherever they have cell phone
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