Lessons after losing: Judge denies sanctions for destruction of hard drive

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.

Evidence source: Dropbox attack victims may be employees who ignored their company’s policies

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.

Robots at work and on the road: A rich source of eDiscovery

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.

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. […]

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 […]