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Will SCOTUS Clarify How Far the Government Can Go to Get Cloud-Stored Data?

The cloud makes just about everything better, whether it’s email, online storage, or eDiscovery. That is, unless you’re a government lawyer trying to subpoena private user data, in which case the cloud can quic... Eric Pesale   |     13 Jul 2017

A Company’s Computer Policy May Destroy Attorney-Client Privilege

For many people today, the line between work and personal life is blurry at best. There are, of course, emails that come in during family meals and vacations interrupted by emergency calls. But there are also c... Casey C. Sullivan   |     03 Jul 2017

9th Circuit Judge Takes Goodyear Lawyers to Task for ‘Disgraceful’ Discovery Misconduct

In the summer of 2003, the Haeger family loaded up their motorhome and headed east for a medical conference. As they were driving down the highway, their Goodyear tire blew out, sending their Gulf Stream careen... Casey C. Sullivan   |     12 Jun 2017

2017 eDiscovery Case Law Update: Six Cases You Need to Know

Six months into 2017, is it too early for an eDiscovery case law year in review? Hell no. With eDiscovery law evolving every day, six months might almost be too long to wait. Casey C. Sullivan   |     07 Jun 2017

Proportionality and Discovery in the Age of Social Media Oversharing

Every day, over a billion users log onto Facebook to post status updates, watch cat videos, and share articles they haven’t finished reading. More than one sixth of the world’s total population, or 1.28 billion... Casey C. Sullivan   |     31 May 2017

The Fight Over General Flynn, the 5th Amendment and Document Production

Last week, General Michael T. Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination in response to a subpoena duces tecum from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Flynn, a former national securi... Casey C. Sullivan   |     30 May 2017

The Supreme Court Frees Patent Litigators From the Eastern District of Texas

IP lawyers, it might be time to buy your one-way ticket out of the Eastern District of Texas. Yesterday's Supreme Court’s ruling on patent venue means that the E.D. Tex. could have its patent docket substantial... Casey C. Sullivan   |     23 May 2017

When It Comes to Spoliation Sanctions, It’s Still 2014 in Some Courts

Looking back, 2014 was a pretty good year. Barack Obama was president, the “Lego Movie” was a box office hit, and everyone was dumping buckets of ice on their head for charity. But if you’re feeling nostalgic f... Casey C. Sullivan   |     22 May 2017
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