How Cloud Contracts Booby-Trap Businesses

Attorneys may want to launch the new year with advice to clients about legal headaches headed their way, courtesy of the cloud.  Cloud service has been widely adopted for storage and software licensing, as a matter of convenience and economy. But companies are getting trapped by bad service agreements, according to a recent piece in […]

eDiscovery Twist: Las Vegas RICO trial spotlights important distinction between Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Employees of the world’s two largest free email providers recently testified back-to-back at a Federal trial in Las Vegas, about their respective policies for email archiving. Google and Yahoo each sent a witness to authenticate disks containing email evidence in a trial that produced the first-ever RICO conviction for an online conspiracy to trade stolen […]

Whistleblower in George Zimmerman prosecution highlights digital evidence challenges

The George Zimmerman trial was rich in spectacle, but amidst the dialog about race and guns, there was a digital evidence drama that got lost. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey fired her IT director after he testified during a pre-trial hearing that her discovery report omitted evidence he had recovered from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone. […]

SEC v. Tourre: Does anyone still need to be persuaded that personal email doesn’t belong on the company network?

News Coverage of a high-profile securities fraud trial reminds us of the perils of using company email for personal communication.  Recall that former Goldman Sachs trader and defendant Fabrice Tourre is accused of civil fraud in a suit arising from the sale of certain securities that he allegedly knew were part of a hedge fund […]

Forensically Incorrect! O.J. Simpson and the Palace Station Audio Tapes

Should O.J. Simpson be granted a new trial? Habeas Hard Drive is happy to leave the legal commentary to the lawyers.  But can we talk about those “tapes” for a moment? The man who set up the appointment between O.J. and the sports memorabilia dealers in a guest room at the Palace Station secretly recorded […]

Dating websites: Getting better digital evidence, and more of it

We were not surprised to see this item from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, with the results of a survey showing that evidence in divorce cases comes increasingly from dating websites.  AAML members overwhelmingly (59%) said they’re using more from dating sites, citing Match.com and eHarmony as the top sources. Here’s the Habeas Hard […]