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What Is the EDRM, and Why Does it Matter for eDiscovery?

  • By Hector Corral
  • January 6, 2020
  • 1794 Views 5 Min Read

In the early 2000s, eDiscovery was still the Wild West. Before the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended in 2006 to address eDiscovery in the wake of the Zubulake cases (with opinions from 2003 to 2005), and even afterward, few, if any, clear standards existed governing the use of electronically stored information (ESI) in …

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4 Advantages of Using Artificial Intelligence in eDiscovery

  • By Hira Saaed
  • May 9, 2020
  • 288 Views 2 Min Read

Today, after so many years, the use of AI in the legal industry has evolved from just focusing on the human vs. robot lawyers debate to the reality of using AI to improve the ediscovery process, as well as an attorney’s ediscovery experience.

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(Allegedly) Defamed Dentist vs. Anonymous Online Review

  • By Drew Donnelly
  • July 12, 2020
  • 320 Views 3 Min Read

Google has declared on numerous occasions its commitment to protecting reviewer anonymity. A decision of the Federal Court of Australia earlier this year has poked a major hole in Google’s ability to preserve this anonymity.

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By Steven Toews

R. v. Vickerson – Discovery in Criminal Law

Continuing my look at discovery in criminal law, we come to this next, more current, case. In R. v. Vickerson,...

July 12, 2020
327 Views 2 Min Read

By Steven Toews

Computer Discovery – The “I Don’t Have a Computer” Argument

In R. v. Cheung, 2000 ABPC 86, thirty-four accused were charged with participating in a criminal organization and conspiracy to...

July 12, 2020
463 Views 2 Min Read

By Steven Toews

R. v. Cheung – An Early Electronic Discovery Nightmare

In R. v. Cheung, 2000 ABPC 86, 34 accused were jointly charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offense and...

July 12, 2020
383 Views 2 Min Read

By Drew Donnelly

(Allegedly) Defamed Dentist vs. Anonymous Online Review

Google has declared on numerous occasions its commitment to protecting reviewer anonymity. A decision of the Federal Court of Australia...

July 12, 2020
320 Views 3 Min Read

By Steven Toews

Electronic Discovery in Criminal Cases, a Problematic Undertaking

Electronic discovery in criminal cases has long been a problematic undertaking for prosecution services and police departments across Canada. My...

July 12, 2020
299 Views 2 Min Read

By Steven Toews

Help me, I’m Stubborn: A (Misguided) Request for Paper Disclosure

In R. v. Piaskowski et al, 2007 MBQB 68, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench was confronted with an extraordinary...

June 10, 2020
644 Views 2 Min Read

By Steven Toews

Electronic Document Rules Working Group: Focus on Proportionality

The Electronic Document Rules Working Group was established in 2016 by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. The purpose of...

June 10, 2020
415 Views 3 Min Read

By Steven Toews

Canadian Access to Information Requests = Difficult eDiscovery

Access to information requests became a sticky proposition for public health authorities in Canada in the latter part of the...

June 10, 2020
568 Views 3 Min Read

By Steven Toews

A Double-Edged Sword: Plaintiff Appeals Order To Turn Over His Metadata

In Laushway v. Messervey, 2014 NSCA 7, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal considered the case of a bashful plaintiff...

June 3, 2020
359 Views 3 Min Read

By M.J. Moye

Finding Fireworks in National Security Advisor Michael Flynn eDiscovery Motion

Legal motions regarding ediscovery tend to be pretty dry, so when I saw references in a May 6th ediscovery motion...

May 12, 2020
463 Views 3 Min Read

By Steven Toews

eDisclosure Basics in Rural Canada: A Final Word

When I was practicing criminal law in northern Manitoba, Canada, we didn’t have the benefit of a lot of conveniences,...

May 9, 2020
472 Views 3 Min Read

By Steven Toews

eDiscovery Best Practices in Remote Locations

Last week I discussed a couple of cases that illustrate the obligations of the prosecution when providing edisclosure to defense...

May 9, 2020
479 Views 4 Min Read

By M.J. Moye

Cell Phone Text Message eDiscovery Request Deemed Too Broad and “Tardy” by Federal Judge

If you want to take a look at what’s on a defendants’ cell phone as part of ediscovery in a...

May 8, 2020
387 Views 4 Min Read

By M.J. Moye

COVID-19 Privacy Legislation Brings Challenges to eDiscovery

As if ediscovery practitioners and ESI (electronically stored information) compliance managers don’t already have enough data privacy concerns to contend...

May 8, 2020
511 Views 4 Min Read

By Drew Donnelly

Proportionality vs Reasonableness in eDiscovery: The Tests

"In law, nothing is certain but the expense" – Samuel Butler.  The cost of civil litigation has an outsized impact...

May 8, 2020
465 Views 4 Min Read

By Steven Toews

Challenging Inadequate eDisclosure Systems in Canada

Last week, I mentioned that the edisclosure system we utilized at the Crown’s office in northern Manitoba was likely inadequate....

May 8, 2020
420 Views 4 Min Read

By Steven Toews

eDisclosure in the 19th Century: Welcome to Manitoba

My History Between the years 2012 and 2018 I worked mostly as a Crown Attorney in northern Manitoba, Canada. Crown...

May 8, 2020
441 Views 4 Min Read

By M.J. Moye

How will eDiscovery Work With Lawsuits Challenging China’s COVID-19 Response?

While the personal, social, and economic costs ensuing from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may be almost unfathomable, that’s certainly not...

April 22, 2020
378 Views 4 Min Read

By Steven Toews

The Sedona Canada Principles At Work

The Sedona Canada Principles are the Canadian version of the Sedona Principles commonly used in the United States. Simply put,...

April 13, 2020
531 Views 4 Min Read

By Hector Corral

10 Steps to Prepare You for a Rule 26(f) eDiscovery Conference

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) requires parties to litigation to meet-and-confer early in a case—the rule’s language specifies “as...

January 6, 2020
1310 Views 8 Min Read

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