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The “meet and confer” requirement imposed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (or, more specifically, FRCP 26(f)) requires that the parties to litigation must, “as soon as practicable” meet with one another to discuss a variety of issues set out in FRCP 26(f)(2). That rule includes the following:
…the parties must consider 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP, for short) empowers a court to impose several different types of sanctions for parties unable or unwilling to comply with lawful discovery orders and requests. For example, upon failure to abide by a court order (including one for discovery), Rule 37(b)(2)(A) allows a court to

Broadly considered, there are a wide variety of sources of ediscovery law. That’s because ediscovery law isn’t confined to the statutes, regulations, and codes that touch on the topic of electronically stored information in litigation. Instead, there exists a bulk of advisory and professional material designed to enlighten and guide judges, lawyers, and litigants with

Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP 45, for short) sets out the procedure for the issue of subpoenas in federal court. It includes provisions for what a subpoena must contain, how it is to be served, who can issue one, and what steps a person subject to a subpoena can take

Rule 33 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure sets out the proper procedure with respect to interrogatories in federal actions. With one exception, the answer to the question “Can you refuse to answer interrogatories?” is a resounding, “No!”

In short, Rule 33 requires that each received interrogatory must be either answered, or objected to,

France’s data protection regulator, CNIL, recently announced that it has fined the online shoe retailer, ‘Spartoo’ 250,000 Euros for breaching european data protection laws. While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) only applies to organizations that do business with customers or potential customers in the EU, many GDPR obligations are replicated in data protection laws

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Rule 26 (or, FRCP 26 for short) sets out the duties of how you have to disclose information to the other side in a lawsuit. While you’re not required to disclose absolutely every piece of information in your possession (that would be impossibly difficult), you must hand over

If you rely on your children/teenagers for household tech support, then it probably will not surprise you to learn that the criminal mastermind behind the recent high-profile hack of Twitter V.I.P. accounts is a teenager. While most adults struggle with many aspects of today’s digital world, our children grow up completely immersed in it and

With over 15 years in the ediscovery game, I find one thing remains constant: not a day goes by that I don’t have at least one person ask, “Why is ediscovery so expensive?”

As someone who has held leadership roles with several different ediscovery providers, I hate to say it, but I get why costs