That session was titled Better Together? E-discovery with Teams and Other Collaboration Platforms and we discussed discovery considerations associated with collaboration apps like Slack, Teams and Zoom. We also discussed a few cases tied to the topic, including Sandoz, Inc. v. United Therapeutics Corp., which discussed production of contextual text messages.
Contextual text messages are messages that are part of a conversation that don’t hit on search terms for relevance but are still needed to fully understand the conversation between the parties. Because each message is stored individually, you can’t get the full understanding of the conversation that took place without including those contextual messages.
So, why did we discuss a case involving contextual text messages in an educational session about discovery of collaboration platforms? And why don’t contextual messages apply to emails? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. 😉 It’s just one more click!
Speaking of the session, I want to thank the panelists I worked with for a great session with lots of great insights – Damon Goduto with Lineal Services, Rose Jones with King & Spalding LLP, Jack Thompson with Sanofi and Martin Tully with Redgrave LLC – as well as Gordon Moffat of Pillsbury Law for doing a great job coordinating the session for us!
So, what do you think? How does your organization handle contextual messages in discovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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