Closing The Loop

Discovery Dispute Leads Judge to Cite Rambo, Threaten Kissing, and Quote Elvis

Judge Fred Biery is fed up with discovery gamesmanship. A U.S. District Judge in the Western District of Texas, Biery recently issued a status conference order touching on the scope of discovery in a trade secr... Casey C. Sullivan   |     22 Aug 2018

Judge Cole on Attorney Input, Digital Evidence, and Changing His Mind

For the past 13 years, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole has served on the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During that period, he’s overseen countless disputes and witnessed the evolution... Casey C. Sullivan   |     16 Aug 2018

ILTACON18: Is eDiscovery Making You Aladdin Sane?

Does the complexity of your discovery process leave you feeling like you’re stuck in a labyrinth? Are skyrocketing data sizes and unforgiving deadlines putting you under pressure? Have vendor bills, nickel-and-... Casey C. Sullivan   |     15 Aug 2018

When Your Case Takes You to Facebook: Social Media Evidence and Civil Discovery

Social media is changing the way lawyers work. There are judges on Twitter, law firms advertising on Facebook, and, digital-era communications like emojis working their way into court opinions. But, most import... Christopher Coble   |     15 Aug 2018

Anonymous Messaging Doesn’t Protect Identity From Civil Discovery

As the old saying goes, on the internet, no one knows you’re a dog. The adage, coined in 1993 ago by New Yorker cartoonist Peter Steiner, remains as relevant today as it did 25 years ago. Except now, instead of... Casey C. Sullivan   |     09 Aug 2018

Social Media and Discovery in Criminal Cases

The cops are on Facebook. They’re posting from their own department accounts, scrolling public feeds, sending friend requests from fictitious profiles, and getting warrants for photos and other personal data. B... Christopher Coble   |     01 Aug 2018

BigLaw Partner Exodus Highlights Changing Nature of Legal Practice

More than ever before, BigLaw partners are jumping ship, leaving their massive firms to spin off boutique practices, according to a recent report in The Recorder. And as the defectors from BigLaw firms increase... Casey C. Sullivan   |     12 Jul 2018

Webinar: What Makes Law Firms Susceptible to Hackers?

Hackers have law firms in their crosshairs. It’s no wonder why. Law firms are increasingly viewed as “one-stop shops” for valuable corporate information. After all, why hack a dozen different companies when you... Casey C. Sullivan   |     10 Jul 2018

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