2018 eDiscovery Case Law Review


In modern legal practice, the difference between failure and success can often turn on data. Yet after nearly two decades of eDiscovery case law and two related sets of revisions to the Federal Code of Civil Procedure, the bench and bar still grapple with how best to handle data in litigation, as the most important cases of the past year show.

From discovery processes gone wrong and new sources of sanctions, from anonymous messaging platforms to claims of discovery malpractice, the past year’s cases are a reminder that discovery remains as critical, and sometimes as risky, as ever.

Join Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a panel of attorney experts for an upcoming webinar surveying these cases and more.

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Judge Vanaskie was appointed to the Third Circuit Court in 2010, having served at the federal district court level in Scranton for 16 years prior. Over the course of his two decades on the bench, technology has dramatically reshaped how litigation is waged and disputes resolved. But Vanaskie has spearheaded efforts to keep the justice system up to speed. In 2005, he was selected by Chief Justice William Rehnquist to head the Information Technology Committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference, the policy making body for federal courts, a role he served until 2008. Judge Vanaskie may be best known in legal technology circles for authoring what is perhaps the most influential decision on the recovery of electronic discovery costs, Race Tires America.

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