Johnson v. Allstate Property and Cas. Ins. Co., Defendant Fails to Demonstrate Undue Burden, Additional Discovery Ordered

Johnson v. Allstate Property and Cas. Ins. Co., Defendant Fails to Demonstrate Undue Burden, Additional Discovery Ordered In this insurance case, the Plaintiffs sought an order to compel the Defendants, Allstate Property and Cas. Ins. Co. (“Allstate”), to search the computers of thirty-four previously identified employees. In Allstate’s initial disclosure, thirty-eight employees were identified as […]

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Federal Court Approves Parties’ Technology-Assisted Review Protocol

Federal Court Approves Parties’ Technology-Assisted Review Protocol In this Law Technology News article, author Sean Doherty addresses Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck’s recent order in Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A, which both approved a TAR discovery protocol and noted that, “case law has developed to the point that it is now black letter law […]

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Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck Addresses TAR., Notes That It Is Now The “Black Letter Of The Law” And Should Not Be Held To Higher Standard Than “Keywords Or Manual Review”

Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck Addresses TAR., Notes That It Is Now The “Black Letter Of The Law” And Should Not Be Held To Higher Standard Than “Keywords Or Manual Review” In his recent decision, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck stated that he wrote the Opinion because of the “interest within […]

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Law Departments Aim to Lower Litigation Costs With Efficient E-Discovery

Law Departments Aim to Lower Litigation Costs With Efficient E-Discovery In this Law Technology News article, Ed Silverstein addresses the increased pressure on law departments to control costs. The author highlights HBR Consulting’s 2014 Spending survey data which reflects that outside counsel fees account for up to 70 percent of discovery costs, resulting in an […]

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