Category Archives: E-Discovery

Fighting Unnecessary E-Discovery Demands

A recent decision from a Pennsylvania trial court highlights the utility in fighting unreasonable discovery demands. In Brogan v. Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, the court denied a motion to compel electronic discovery, including metadata. Metadata is essentially embedded or hidden data about data. For example, an image may include metadata that describes when the image was created and a text document’s metadata may describe when the document was written and/or edited. More and more attorneys are becoming familiar with metadata and starting to include…

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Use of ‘Protective Coding Technology’ Approved for Use in E-Discovery Phase of Sex Bias Class Action

A U.S. District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York has approved the use of predictive coding technology during the electronic discovery phase of a sex bias class action against Publicis Groupe SA.  The suit, brought by a putative class of female employees, allegations that Publicis, while employing mostly female workers, gave male employees a bulk of the management positions within the company. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew L. Carter approved the decision of Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck which approved the use of…

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