Tag: document review

  • Electronic Discovery Update: Costs Awarded in “Sledgehammer” Case

    26 Apr 2013

    Anyone who follows eDiscovery case law is sure to remember the 2012 court order in Taylor v. Mitre Corp., No. 1:11-cv-1247, (E.D.Va.). In the case, the plaintiff brought an employment discrimination claim against his former employer. After filing a claim, he took a sledgehammer to his work laptop. Although he

  • California Plaintiff Class Actions Against Google, Yahoo Allege Email Eavesdropping

    7 Dec 2012

    Class action lawsuits have been filed against Google and Yahoo! for unlawful and wrongful wiretapping and eavesdropping in violation of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA). Plaintiffs allege the defendants intercepted email threads prior to delivery without the consent of the author and sender. This is not a surprise as it

  • Chevron Seeks Sweeping eDiscovery Requests After Losing International Litigation

    16 Nov 2012

    Chevron, a subsidiary of oil giant Texaco, is fighting back after a $19 billion dollar judgment was entered against it by an Ecuadorian court in an international litigation case. Plaintiffs in the environmental suit were indigenous Ecuadorian communities that alleged Chevron engaged in illegal rainforest destruction in their country. Chevron

  • D.C. Bar Green Lights eDiscovery Services in Ethics Opinion

    25 Jul 2012

    The production of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation has boomed in the last decade, mainly due to the slow but steady global switch from paper documentation to electronic data. As ESI is now part of almost every class action lawsuit and multidistrict litigation case, the courts and bar associations