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Proportionality in E-Discovery: Tools for Efficiency and Cost Reduction

In our increasingly technological society, parties are encountering a greater demand for electronically stored information (“ESI”) in litigation. This demand has led to the adoption of a concept called proportionality. Proportionality evaluates the costs and benefits of e-discovery, to determine if discovery production is warranted.

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KMK's February 2015 E-Discovery Round-up

Good afternoon E-Discovery enthusiasts!  Welcome to KMK’s February 2015 E-Discovery Round-up. 

Today, we take a look at some well written, informative articles and a Colorado opinion where the prevailing party recovered $57,873.61 in E-Discovery costs!  Let’s dive in, shall we? 

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TAGS: Big Data, Proportionality, Social Media, Taxation of Costs

Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Published for Public Comment

The long wait for the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to be published for public comment is finally over!  The amendments, dubbed by the Advisory Committee as the “Duke Rules” (so dubbed due to topics repeatedly stressed at the 2010 Duke Litigation Conference), focus on addressing the need for proportionality in discovery, heightened cooperation among lawyers and early and active judicial case management. 

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