In defense of GPS, MRIs, and Predictive Coding

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex…It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. E. F. Schumacher My colleague Hal Marcus recently authored a thoughtful piece that drew an analogy between GPS technology and predictive coding. And not withstanding some questionable music…

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House, JD Would Use eDiscovery Analytics – 5 Examples

I miss House, MD.  Yes, it was formulaic and highly sensationalized (med mal and employment lawyers in the Princeton, NJ area could make a nice living off the weekly goings-on at PPTH), but watching House and his dysfunctionally brilliant team investigate puzzling medical cases was great, literate fun. If Gregory House were a litigator conducting a fact…

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eDiscovery Needs a FIFA World Cup Moment

If you’re like most people in the United States, then the past couple of weeks means you have seen far more coverage of a sport that really does not get much attention in this country: soccer.  Yes, every four years the country that has a love affair with sports like no other country in the…

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Unanswered Questions about eDiscovery Preservation Sanctions

The package of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure has generated substantial changes to the Rules’ discovery provisions. For many litigants, the amendments of greatest significance are those affecting Rule 37(e). If enacted, the changes to Rule 37(e) would provide a uniform national standard regarding the issuance of severe sanctions to address spoliation…

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Why eDiscovery Needs GPS (And a Soundtrack)

On a family road trip a couple of months back, I found myself profoundly grateful for two things: (1) my car’s GPS that made the trip shorter, and (2) the music playing that made the trip feel shorter.  Having a navigation system to Show Me The Way helped me be more confident at every turn,…

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