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Federal Judges Get New Resource on Electronic Discovery

Federal Judges Get New Resource on Electronic Discovery

By Michael Greene, Bloomberg BNA  Federal judges have a new resource that can help them tackle discovery issues related to electronically stored information. The Federal Judiciary Center (FJC) Sept. 20 issued a third edition of its “Managing Discovery of Electronic information” pocket guide for judges. The new edition provides judges with updated guidance on how

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Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

By Ryan Beene and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG’s top U.S. lawyer and the leader of its emissions-testing lab in California are among the employees whose mobile devices were either lost or erased as the company’s diesel cheating scandal emerged, according to court records made public on Thursday. David Geanacopoulos, VW Group of

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Eyeing Expansion, Chicago E-discovery Company Rebrands

One of the biggest e-discovery software companies is rebranding itself as it sets its sights on international expansion.  Over the weekend, Chicago-based kCura — which produces the widely used data processing and review software, Relativity, and attracts thousands of e-discovery practitioners to its annual Relativity Fest every fall — rebranded itself as Relativity. Andrew Sieja, kCura founder and

Shoppers from Hong Kong head towards the border crossing at the Shenzhen train station, just over the Chinese border. Photographer: Andrew Loiterton/Bloomberg News

The Risk of Border Searches for Lawyers (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the Louis Stein Chair at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. By Bruce A. Green, Fordham Law School The public is accustomed to traveling, including internationally, with electronic devices (cell phones, laptop computers, etc.) that potentially store, or provide access to, vast amounts

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How to Prepare for New Data Regulations in Europe (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a managing director at HBR Consulting and focuses on IT services. By Laurie Fischer, Managing Director of Information Governance, HBR Consulting A surprising 80 percent of international IT professionals say they know little to nothing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a Dell survey. And a staggering 97

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Wake Up Call: LGBT Groups Vow to Sue Over Trump Transgender Ban

• President Donald Trump tweeted that he will ban transgender people from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. military, reversing a decision by former President Obama. (Bloomberg) The ban is “doomed” in the courts, writes Harvard legal scholar Noah Feldman, as several civil rights and LGBT organizations said they are ready to sue to block it. (Bloomberg

Mastercard Inc. credit cards are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Mastercard Wins Dismissal of $18 Billion Class Action

• A London court shot down an $18 billion class action suit against Mastercard filed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan on behalf of a group representing 46 million consumers. The suit would have been the largest of its kind since U.S.-style class actions were introduced in the U.K., but the ruling could dent the country’s appeal as a destination for

Stephen Miller, White House senior advisor for policy, left, and General Michael Flynn, U.S. national security advisor, listen during a news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Amid talk in the U.S. of resetting trade relationships, Trump and Trudeau said both countries are committed to maintaining trade ties and economic integration that support millions of jobs on both sides of the border. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wake Up Call: Flynn Said to Plan Fundraising for Legal Costs in Russia Probes

• Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is said to plan a fund to raise money to pay his legal bills from multiple investigations into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia, for which costs could range as high as $1 million if he needs a criminal defense. (Bloomberg) • A global cyber attack could do as much as

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