The Advantages of Contacting Opposing Counsel 34 Minutes After Inadvertent Disclosure of One Email

What happens when a lawyer inadvertently produces an email protected by the attorney-client privilege? A Magistrate Judges and District Court Judge orders the receiving party to destroy the inadvertently produced email. Iowa is the home of where John Atanasoff invented the first computer in 1939. It is also the home of[…]

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Guest Post on Everlaw: Is An Attorney Responsible for Manually Reviewing Discovery Before Production?

I prepared a guest post for Everlaw’s blog on an attorney’s ethical duty to follow a client’s instruction to manually review documents prior to production. Is expert testimony required to show a lawyer breached their standard of care or is this issue one a jury can decide on their own?[…]

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How Not to Be Progressive: Court Rejects Predictive Coding Not Agreed to By Parties

Fighting over discovery search methodology makes me think of President Richard Nixon’s resignation speech: “Always remember, there are those who hate you. And the only way to keep them from winning is to hate them right back. And then you destroy yourself.” Attacking a party who used predictive coding to[…]

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