2021 eDiscovery Case Law

The 2021 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review Report is Here!: eDiscovery Case Law

This isn’t just ANY eDiscovery Case Law blog post – it is THE eDiscovery Case Law blog post of blog posts!  Today, eDiscovery Assistant and eDiscovery Today announce the release of the 2021 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review Report!

I’m excited for eDiscovery Today to be participating in the 2021 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review Report – it’s the second straight year for the report! It reports on trends involving over 5,000(!) eDiscovery case law opinions in 2021 covered by the definitive source for eDiscovery case law, eDiscovery Assistant (with links to specific cases covered by eDiscovery Assistant and eDiscovery Today). That represents about a 36% increase in case law rulings over the 2020 report!

The 79-page report is divided into several sections, including an Introduction section (which includes a subsection for Examining Key Issues), followed by the most notable cases for each issue tracked by eDiscovery Assistant and eDiscovery Today last year (with links to the actual case decisions via both sites), as well as a Conclusion and the Issue Tags Cited in the Report.


eDiscovery Assistant has over 86 specific issue tags and 70 of them were linked to at least one case covered by eDiscovery Assistant and eDiscovery Today. Most cases are associated to multiple issues (you think most lawyers limit their disputes to just one issue?), so it’s worth mentioning that several of the cases in various issue categories in the report could have easily been put into a different category. Don’t get too caught up in the classifications for these cases!

The cases were covered by eDiscovery Today and eDiscovery Assistant’s #caseoftheweek blog posts (sponsored by ACEDS), so the report is chock-full with links to the 86 cases we covered last year (some of the cases were covered by both of us!).  Here is the legend for the case coverage for this year’s report:

So, how do you get the 79-page 2021 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review Report?  If you are currently an email follower of eDiscovery Today, you will be receiving a link to the report in the next few days.  The same is true for subscribers of eDiscovery Assistant – so, you have two ways to receive the report!  Either way, it’s FREE!

If you’re not currently a subscriber to eDiscovery Today, you can get a copy of the report by subscribing via this page here. Then, enter your email address at the bottom of the form where it says “Request Your Copy Here!” to receive the report as well as emails with links to new posts from eDiscovery Today and periodic communications from eDiscovery Assistant as well. It’s that easy – and FREE!

Thanks to Kelly Twigger, Maribel Rivera and the eDiscovery Assistant team for their hard work on the 2021 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review Report and for including eDiscovery Today!  It’s a great report and I’m honored for our 2021 cases to be covered in it!  Hope you enjoy it!

So, what do you think?  Are you surprised how many eDiscovery case law decisions there were in 2021?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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