Electronic discovery can be a minefield. But this case reminds us the basics always apply. The basics include meeting the burden of proof, and following the Court’s instructions. Click Headline to read more.
Cyberattacks against Dropbox are proliferating. Just as litigators have been forced into familiarity with social media as a source of evidence, they will also get to know Dropbox.
As Dropbox and similar file-sharing services are more widely adopted, and as their contents escalate in value – intellectual property and human resources data come to mind – they will be a growing source of leaked information and cyberattacks. Examining security policy, and its enforcement around file-sharing products, will be a key task for litigators, as will discovering which employees have complied and which have not. Click headline to read more.
Habeas Hard Drive notes the passing earlier this month of Richard Braman, a Minnesota-born and trained attorney remembered as an “eDiscovery Trailblazer.” Click on the headline above to read more.
Liabilities from human employees may pale in comparison to those presented by a workforce comprised of robots. The popular media are obsessed with robots, and their expected impact on employment. But only a few reports have explored legal liability. Habeas Hard Drive looks one step further, at the impact of robots on evidence preservation and discovery. Click on the headline above to read more.
Was the Porsche Carerra GT traveling at 95 or 55 miles per hour when it collided with a tree, in a high-profile crash that killed “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and the car’s driver? Click on the headline above to read more.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Discount eCommerce site Groupon threatens to sue small business merchants. According to a report at VentureBeat.com, some businesses that participate as Groupon merchants are not getting paid by Groupon. This cash flow problem is driving merchants to notify the company they will not honor Groupon-coupons until they’re paid. Groupon is threatening legal action against the […]