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Is your company “in-step” with the new electronic discovery rules?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2007

Litigants have become all too aware in recent years that their electronically stored information (ESI) may lead to increased costs during the discovery phase of civil lawsuits in federal court


Georgia Supreme Court uses HIPAA preemption to nullify medical malpractice reform
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2007

The Georgia Supreme Court's potentially important May 14 decision in Allen v. Wright, 2007 Ga. Lexis 343, held that the HIPAA Privacy Rule preempted Georgia's 2005 tort reform statute requiring malpractice plaintiffs to file with their complaints a "medical authorization form" enabling the defendants' attorneys to obtain and disclose protected health information to facilitate their defense of the plaintiff's claims


California court orders preservation of RAM data
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2007

In early June, the federal court for the Central District of California, in Columbia Pictures Indus. v. Bunnell, Case No. CV 06-1093, issued a ruling requiring a company to store its random access memory ("RAM") data


Courts begin interpreting the e-discovery amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: two recent opinions on not reasonably accessible sources
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2007

On December 1, 2006, the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - focused primarily on electronic discovery - went into effect


Wake up to your e-discovery obligations, corporate America!
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2007

Failure to produce required electronic discovery can have serious consequences, as borne out by a $1.25 million sanction just issued by a New York federal judge against two law firms and the insurer they represent relating to electronic information that was deleted and hard copy material that was not produced in the In re September 11th Liability Insurance Coverage cases


E-discovery: admissibility of e-mails critical for success on summary judgment
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2007

Ensuring that e-mails are admissible as evidence in support of a motion for summary judgment may be vital to the success of the motion


Electronic communications and their discontents
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2007

Attorneys, legal scholars and the courts are governed by a latticework of legal rules created long before the advent of the electronic age


Avoiding the ‘self-inflicted’ injury Maryland judge spells out options for authenticating electronic evidence
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2007

In May, a federal judge in Maryland issued a 101-page opinion in Lorraine v. Markel American Insurance Company, which is noteworthy for its discussion of admissibility issues relating to electronic evidence including the court’s rejection of unauthenticated emails submitted in support of the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment


Sixth Circuit decision extends privacy expectation to e-mail
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • August 31 2007

A recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit involving warrantless searches and seizures and commercial Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) has expanded the degree of privacy e-mail users should expect with regard to their e-mail messages


U.S. Court of Appeals holds that the contents of stored emails enjoy Fourth Amendment protection
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2007

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently became the first federal appellate court to consider whether individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy, protected by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, in the contents of emails stored by an Internet service provider