Insights 2018-01-29T11:55:47+00:00

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED REVIEW (TAR 2.0) IN ACTION – ANALYTICS ENABLES ATTORNEYS TO REVIEW THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS EARLY, IN RAPID RESPONSE TO A GOVERNMENT SUBPOENA

bit-x-bit Uses Analytics to Assist Law Firm’s Rapid Response to Government Subpoena Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is a method of review that uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to identify potentially relevant documents based on reviewer input. As a reviewer identifies [...]

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THE SEDONA CONFERENCE ADDRESSES DISPOSITION OF DATA AND SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT

The Sedona Conference, a non-profit research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights, now provides guidance on the disposition of physical and electronically [...]

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GETTING IP ADDRESSES AND SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION INTO EVIDENCE – NEW PENNSYLVANIA APPELLATE COURT RULING

Lawyers often obtain, through subpoenas, the IP addresses from an internet service provider (“ISP”) in the hope that they will lead to identifying an ISP’s user-subscriber, who allegedly hacked into a web mail account or device.  Once IP addresses are [...]

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VERIZON ISSUES ANNUAL DATA BREACH INVESTIGATIONS REPORT

Spring has finally arrived, and once again we look back last year’s security incidents and data breaches.  Verizon recently released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (“DBIR”) and as always, it is filled with interesting attack patterns, analysis and a [...]

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PENNSYLVANIA COURT GRANTS DEFENDANT ACCESS TO PLAINTIFF’S PRIVATE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

In Kelter v. Fanagan (No. 286 Civil 2017, Ct. Com. Pleas – Monroe Cty.), the court recently granted the defendant’s request in a personal injury case for access to the private Instagram account maintained by the plaintiff, holding that the [...]

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COUNSEL’S FAILURE TO USE TESTING AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUES TO REFINE KEY WORDS, OR USE TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED REVIEW, DRAWS CRITICISM FROM W.D. PA. FEDERAL JUDGE

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-256 (U.S. Dist. Ct. Western Dist. of Pa.  (Mar 21, 2018), the Court denied FedEx’s Motion to Preclude Discovery and for a Protective Order limited further [...]

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