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Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry understands ediscovery. More importantly, his opinions have the classic “IRAC” analysis of Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion. This makes Judge Cherry’s cases on the form of production very educational reading.   Form of Production Overview A producing party can state the form of production in their discovery request, pursuant to Fed.
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Moving Towards Strategic Legal IT

Last month, David Houlihan of Blue Hill Research offered a very insightful analysis of barriers to technological change in the legal space. He called out specific challenges to innovation faced by both IT and legal teams at firms. Based on his analysis, David provided six ideas that could help turn the situation around: Create insight
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Spreadsheet Viewer Highlighting

An excel-lent guest post from Josh, of Bow Tie Law, about ediscovery data in spreadsheets: Many litigation support professionals think Excel files are the bane of discovery.  Attorneys with a fixation on wanting a Bates Stamp on electronically stored information demand Excel files be converted from their native application to a static image, causing one
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Document De-Duplication

A great guest post from Josh, of Bow Tie Law, about lawyer responsibility: What is an attorney’s Duty of Loyalty to review discovery documents before producing them to an opposing party? That issue recently arose in a summary judgment battle between a client and his former attorneys.   The Case: The client claimed that the
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Language evolves.  Hyphenates evolve rapidly.  For example, remember when email was ‘e-mail’?  Over time—whether by design, accident, or sheer laziness—that hyphen faded from use, and eventually the keepers of the style keys had to recognize this change. Even the Chicago Manual of Style acknowledges that hyphenates have a short shelf life.  “With frequent use, open
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