2012 Case Law Year-In-Review

2012 eDiscovery Case Law included everything from Tweets to Computer-Assisted Review. However, there was also a very basic theme that is hard to ignore: Cases should be about the merits. And for cases to be decided on the merits, attorneys need to educate themselves on electronic discovery so they know[…]

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Feng Shui False Tweets

The Plaintiff, a professional Chicago interior designer, was the director of marketing, PR and e-commerce for the Defendant, a well-known interior designer. Maremont v. Susan Fredman Design Group, Ltd., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26441, at *4 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 15, 2011). After being injured in an accident, the Defendant impersonated[…]

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Identifying Defaming Defendants with Expedited Subpoenas on Social Networking Sites

The Plaintiffs in 1524948 Alberta Ltd. v. John Doe 1-50 claimed they were the victims of trademark infringement, trade libel, defamation and intentional interference with contractual relationships. The Plaintiffs claimed the unknown Defendants used a website “to publish allegedly “false, defamatory and infringing statements and to conduct other unlawful activity[…]

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e-Discovery Shorty Awards

The second annual Shorty Awards, honoring the “Best Producers of Short Real-Time Content” on Twitter, will be held in March 2010.  The Shorty Awards have an unofficial e-Discovery category for e-Discovery and Bow Tie Law is one of the nominees.   There are many excellent electronic Discovery attorneys and professionals on Twitter.  Please[…]

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