Archive for the “e-Lawyering” Category

Leveraging Machine Translation Technology for Multi-Lingual Arbitrations

Arbitration matters, and the teams working on them, can often span geographic borders which in turn can present a number of logistical issues.  These range from the mundane, such as standard paper/binder sizes, to schedule challenges presented by participants residing in multiple time zones, to what can be the biggest logistical challenge of all: language […]

Court Rejects Propriety of Non-Responsive Redactions, Compels Production

IDC Fin. Pub., Inc. v. Bonddesk Grp., LLC, No. 15-cv-1085-pp, 2017 WL 4863202 (E.D. Wis. Oct. 26, 2017) In this case, the court granted Plaintiff’s motion to compel production of over 600 documents previously produced with extensive non-responsive redactions applied. Defendants argued that the redactions were necessary to protect confidential business information that was not […]

Court Compels Production for Plaintiffs’ Quick Peek Over Defendant’s Objection

Fairholme Funds, Inc. v. United States, No. 13-456C, 2017 WL 4768385 (Fed. Cl. Oct. 23, 2017) In this case the court granted Plaintiffs’ motion to compel a “quick peekâ€� at approximately 1500 documents withheld as privileged pursuant to the bank authorization and deliberative process privileges despite Defendant’s strong objection.  In making its order, the court […]

Citing Failure to Cooperate, Court Orders Use of Specific Keyword Search Terms

United States v. New Mexico State Univ., No. 1:16-cv-00911-JAP-LF, 2017 WL 4386358 (D.N.M. Sept. 29, 2017) In this pay discrimination case, the Court addressed Defendants’ motion for a protective order precluding further searching for responsive documents. Citing defense counsel’s failure to “adequately conferâ€� before performing the initial searches, “which resulted in searches that were inadequate […]

Court Compels Search of Additional Custodians, Notes Defendant’s Failure to Provide “Even a Rough Estimate� of the Alleged Burden

Mann v. City of Chicago, Nos. 15 CV 9197, 13 CV 4531, 2017 WL 3970592 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 8, 2017) Plaintiffs sued the City of Chicago and the Chicago police alleging that they had been wrongfully arrested, detained and prosecuted and that they were abused at “off the booksâ€� detention centers without access to counsel. […]