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.

request spreadsheet discovery

The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a case and can prove crucial information about anything from transfer of money, to safety
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What to Do After an Inadvertent Production: Clawback Requirements of Federal Rule of Evidence 502

The inadvertent production of privileged discovery can be a significant challenge both legally and technically. Was the privilege waived with the inadvertent production? How can the production be technically clawed back? Everlaw’s new production modification tools can update a production to claw back privileged records.  Records that were produced can be replaced with placeholders with
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Five Helpful Tips for Preparing for Trial

One critical purpose for discovery is, of course, to prepare a case for trial. But in preparing for trial, a lawyer also prepares the case for mediation, allowing them to advise their client on the strengths of their position, possible arguments, and potential weaknesses. Everlaw’s integrated case-building tools help make sense of all the moving
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Review and translate foreign languages in ediscovery

Today’s post is all about the real-world application of machine translation. Our guest contributor, Joshua Gilliland, Esq. of Bow Tie Law, shares his experience reviewing foreign language in ediscovery. The first foreign language lawsuit I worked on as an attorney was an international price fixing case with defendants in Japan and Germany. Boxes of printed
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Instead of Fighting About Discovery, Set up First and Second Pass Review to Produce Responsive ESI

Reviewing electronically stored information (“ESI”) for productions should be a streamlined process to identify responsive information. Parties often find new and exciting ways to derail document review. Consider the employment discrimination case of Bird v. Wells Fargo Bank, where the Defendant took the following positions: It would take 6-8 weeks for it to collect the
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confidential data privilege

Protecting confidentiality can be a challenge for attorneys when someone outside of the firm needs to review data in a review database. Questions they’ll typically consider: How can a court rule on communications claimed privileged? How will an expert review a litigation support database to prepare a report without seeing any attorney work product, arguably
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Strategic Document Review: From Issue Coding to Privilege Logs

Strategy is key to finding relevant and responsive discovery to requests for production. In the case of FlowRider Surf, Ltd. v. Pac. Surf Designs, Inc., the Defendant brought a motion to compel production of documents for all search term “hits” without any relevancy review.1 The Defendant claimed that because their requests for production were “narrowly-tailored
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