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Weekly Top Story Digest – April 17, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

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eDiscovery Updates


  • Appeals Court Upholds Decision Not to Recuse Judge Peck in Da Silva Moore – eDiscovery Case Law – http://bit.ly/17d58S3 (Doug Austin)
  • Connecting the Digital Dots to Catch the ‘Craigslist Killer’ – ABA Journal – http://bit.ly/10QklaO (Mark Hansen)
  • Court Imposes Adverse Inference for Failure to Preserve Facebook – Electronic Discovery Law –http://bit.ly/12VCy7j (K&L Gates)
  • Da Silva Moore: Second Circuit Denies Petition for Writ of Mandamus Compelling Recusal of Judge Peck – http://bit.ly/ZmaTJM (K&L Gates)
  • Emails Form Valid, Statute Of Frauds-Friendly, Real-Estate Option Contract – http://bit.ly/155GCpM(@ITLexOrg)
  • “E-Merging”: Mergers and Acquisitions in Today’s Era of Big Data – http://bit.ly/16XQcZT (Michele Lange)
  • Evolving Judicial Attitudes Towards Predictive Coding Suggest It May Be Time To Retire The Defensibility Question – http://bit.ly/11ZzYyd (Akiva Cohen)
  • FRCP 37 – A Balancing Act, Part II – http://bit.ly/16NMHoS (Erik Post, Jim Vint)
  • Federal Court in Manhattan “Likes” Service of Process via Facebook – http://bit.ly/Zi7KKS (Madeleine Hensler)
  • Google Takes On FBI’s Warrantless Info Requests – http://bit.ly/Zbfxx0 (Ron Miller)
  • IRS May Be Sifting Through Email in Defiance of Court Order –  http://bit.ly/17uVcq1 (Erika Morphy)
  • IRS Thinks It Doesn’t Need A Warrant To Read Your Email – http://huff.to/16UPFWK (Matt Sledge)
  • Industry Q&A: How are E-Discovery Tools Making Sense of Big Data? http://bit.ly/17vJawA (Noelle Knell)
  • Is PredictiveCoding the Answer to Reducing the Costs of eDisclosure? The Lawyer – http://bit.ly/ZjaYO9 (James Kent)
  • Judge Peck’s Refuse to Recuse in ‘Da Silva Moore’ Remains After Appeal – http://bit.ly/12Y33cn (Monica Bay)
  • Law Firm Falls Victim to Phishing Scam, Sued by Bank http://bit.ly/122whYB (@SharonNelsonEsq)
  • Lawyers Wary of Use of Social Media for Disclosure – http://bit.ly/16QmNPo (Joshua Sisco)
  • Note to Counsel: Exhaust “Alternative Measures” to Restrict E-Discovery Parameters –http://bit.ly/Zk01vO (Mike Hamilton)
  • Of Course Search Engines Can’t Be Required To Hide Unflattering Legal Documents – http://bit.ly/ZuJHIG (@ITLexOrg)
  • Pan-Pacific Data Privacy Laws And Regulations: Impact On US E-Discovery And Investigations – http://bit.ly/10ZZZvZ (Mukesh Advani)
  • Q&A with Information Governance “Guru” Barclay Blair – http://bit.ly/ZmwmFx (Shelley Podolny)
  • New Developments in Cloud Computing and the Practice of Law | Xerox E-Discovery Talk  – http://bit.ly/ZsZI1I (Paul Matthews)
  • Online Sales Tax Upheld In NY, Could Happen In Other States – http://bit.ly/158R4Nj (@ITLexOrg)
  • SDNY Rules that First-Sale Doctrine Does Not Apply to the Resale of “Used” Digital Media – http://bit.ly/1713cw7 (James Kang)
  • Second Circuit Vindicates Judge Peck and Judge Carter in Da Silva Moore – http://bit.ly/16PxL9Q(@ITLexOrg)
  • Special Report: G.W. Bush’s 103.6 Million Missing Email Messages and the IT Archiving Challenge – http://zd.net/YXSk1Z (@DavidGewirtz)
  • Spoliation – The Sanction Should Have Some Correlation to the Degree of Fault – http://bit.ly/11PSeKa (Gregory Joseph)
  • Social Media Use as Evidence of Juror Misconduct – http://bit.ly/11YKw0o (Richard Raysman, Peter Brown)
  • Spoliated Evidence Keeps Plaguing TD Bank as New Fraud Victims of its Customer Await Turn in Court – http://bit.ly/17uXEwM (Robert Hilson)
  • The Diamonds in the Mud – http://bit.ly/17ibuj2 (Kris Howarth)
  • The Duty To Preserve Social Media Information – http://bit.ly/17qFexe (Michael Schmidt)
  • Project Management: The Human Hand That Guides E-Discovery – http://bit.ly/17ibakv (Andy Mower)
  • What is Litigation Support? Database Administrator – http://bit.ly/ZuDiNH (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • When Deactivating Your Facebook Account Becomes Intentional Destruction of eEvidence – http://bit.ly/155EJcw (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Yet Another Request for Facebook Data Denied – eDiscovery Case Law – http://bit.ly/157Ulwm (Doug Austin)


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2013 Events


2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 14-17, 2013
Washington, DC
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LawTech Futures
April 30, 2013
London, UK
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Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange
May 5-7, 2013
San Diego, CA
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Inside Counsel – 13th Annual Super Conference
May 6 – 8, 2013
Chicago, IL
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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2013
St. Paul, MN
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CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
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MER ’13 – The National Conference on Managing Electronic Records
May 20 – 22, 2013
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LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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The Fifteenth Annual International Techno Security Conference
June 2-5, 2013
Myrtle Beach, SC
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7th Annual Governance and eDiscovery Summit
June 12-13, 2013
Sydney, Australia
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International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
June 10 – 14, 2013
Rome, Italy
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ILTA 2013 Annual Conference
August 18-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
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Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
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EDRM 2013-2014 Midyear Meeting
October 9-11, 2013
Saint Paul, MN
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October 17-18, 2013
Orlando, FL
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LawTech Europe Congress 2013
October 21 – 22, 2013
Prague, Czech Republic
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ACC 2013 Annual Meeting
October 27-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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KMWorld 2013
November 6-8, 2013
Washington, DC
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The Advanced eDiscovery Institute
November 21-22, 2013
Washington, DC
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