Earlier today, when I mentioned that I was waiting on a few items to be posted to cover, this was one of them… 😉
Frank Ready of Legaltech® News interviewed Kelly Twigger of eDiscovery Assistant and me, regarding the 2020 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review report that eDiscovery Assistant and eDiscovery Today issued last week. In the article (E-Discovery’s Evolving Caselaw: More Sanctions, Less Patience for Pushy Clients) now available, Frank provides some information from the report and asks us questions, including:
- Why the rise in e-discovery cases and sanctions? Are people now more aware of all the different types of data that they might not be getting or missing?
- Proportionality issues made up the largest number of decisions in the report this year. Are we starting to see judges favor a more tailored approach to requests?
- What are the most surprising 2020 cases or ones that really made a difference?
- What are some of the major takeaways or themes from the 2020 case law?
You can check out the article, with observations from the report and from Kelly and me, here.
Also, just a reminder that, yesterday, Kelly Twigger of eDiscovery Assistant and I reviewed trends on the ACEDS #caseoftheweek broadcast (here on LinkedIn) from over 2,800 cases on eDiscovery Assistant in 2020, with discussion of several specific cases (out of 40 total cases) we specifically covered and linked to in that report. It was a fun discussion (as always) with Kelly about the trends and the lessons learned in these cases.
And (once more with feeling!) you can still get this report – and the 2021 State of the Industry Report released earlier this year by eDiscovery Today (sponsored by EDRM) – simply by following eDiscovery Today via email. To follow eDiscovery Today, enter your email address at the top of the right sidebar where it says “Follow Blog via Email” to receive the report as well as emails with links to new posts. It’s that easy – and FREE! You can also get the Case Law report from eDiscovery Assistant here. Do both – it’s worth it!
So, what do you think? Are you surprised how many eDiscovery case law decisions there were in 2020? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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