eDiscovery & eEvidence (LAW 5968/6201)

SMU Dedman School of Law

Dallas, Texas

Peter S. Vogel, Adjunct

Fall 2016

(Monday, 9:00 – 10:40 am)

(101 Florence)


(updated November 11, 2016)


Class#1 – August 22, 2016 Reality of Litigation: Discovery

A Guide to the 1999 Texas Discovery Rules Revisions http://adrr.com/law1/rules.htm

Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges, 2nd Ed. http://www2.fjc.gov/sites/default/files/2015/eldscpkt2d_eb_0.pdf

E-Discovery: We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For https://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/litigation/b/litigation-blog/archive/2015/08/17/e-discovery-we-still-haven-t-found-what-we-re-looking-for.aspx

The Sedona Conference Glossary

Class#2 – MAKE-UP TIME September 1, 2016 12:30 What is Electronically Stored Information (ESI)?

Electronically Stored Information: The December 2006 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Baring All: Legal Ethics and Confidentiality of Electronically Stored Information in the Cloud http://scholarship.law.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1017&context=jlt

Alexander v. FBI, 541 F. Supp. 2d 274 – (DDC 2008) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7921108744016766748&q=Alexander+v.+FBI&hl=en&as_sdt=2,5

Morgan Stanley & Co. v. Coleman Holdings, 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Florida, Order on CPH’s Renewed Motion for Entry of Default http://www.lexisnexis.com/applieddiscovery/lawlibrary/Order.pdf

Griffith v. LANDRY'S, INC., Dist. Court, MD Florida 2016 https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=15836023149254380886&q=%22electronically+stored+information%22&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2016

September 5, 2016 NO CLASS Labor Day


Class#3 –September 12, 2016 Records Retention Policies and Data Mapping

Elements of a Good Document Retention Policy http://www.lexisnexis.com/applieddiscovery/lawlibrary/whitePapers/ADI_WP_ElementsOfAGoodDocRetentionPolicy.pdf\


Document Retention Policies Revisited http://library.findlaw.com/2003/Jun/26/132835.html


SEC Retention of Records Relevant to Audits and Reviews http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/33-8180.htm


AIIM International E-Discovery and ERM: How is Records Management Performing in the new spotlight?


Rambus, Inc. v. Infineon Technologies, AG, 222 F.R.D. 280 (E.D. Virginia 2004)


Arthur Andersen LLP V. United States (04-368) 544 U.S. 696 (2005) http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/04-368.ZS.html


Class#4 – September 19, 2016 Duty to Preserve and Trigger Date

Zubulake v UBS Warburg (“Zubulake IV”) (220 F.R.D. 212 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)) 


Zubulake v UBS Warburg (“Zubulake V”) (229 F.R.D. 422 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)) 


Univ. of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of Am. Sec., 685 F. Supp. 2d 456  (DC SDNY 2010) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8114883206263434197&q=Univ.+of+Montreal+Pension+Plan+v.+Banc+of+Am.+Sec&hl=en&as_sdt=2006


Pension Committee Revisited: One Year Later http://www3.legalholdpro.com/rs/zapproved/images/WP-PensionCommitteeRevisited-Feb11.pdf


The Sedona Conference Commentary on Legal Holds


ORCHESTRATE HR, INC. v. Trombetta, Dist. Court, ND Texas 2016  https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=9904260479739608676&q=Orchestrate+HR+v.+Trombetta+&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2016


Andra Group LP v. JDA Software Group, Inc, Project202, LLC (Movant), US District Court, Northern District of Texas (3:15-mc-11-K-BN) Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations of United States Magistrate Judge, December 9, 2015.


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. v. Cammarata, 688 F. Supp. 2d 598 - Dist. Court, SD Texas 2010.


Class#5 – September 26, 2016 Electronic Discovery Reference Model and Metadata

Electronic Discovery Reference Model http://www.edrm.net/

Qualcomm v Broadcom, 2008 WL 66932 2008 (SD CA Jan 7 2008)  http://www.klgates.com/files/upload/eDAT_Qualcomm_Jan_7_2008_Order.pdf

Williams v. Sprint United Management Co., 230 F.R.D. 640, 646 (D. Kan. 2005) http://sos.mt.gov/Records/committees/erim_resources/F%20-%20Williams%20v%20Sprint.pdf

Wyeth v. Impax Labs., Inc., 248 FRD 169, 171 (DC Del. 2006).


Metadata: What You Can’t See CAN Hurt You


Nat'l Day Laborer Org. Network v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, 10 Civ. 3488 (SAS) (S.D.N.Y. June 17, 2011) Order & Opinion February 7, 2011 and Withdrawal of Order June 17, 2011


Moore v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Group (CD, SD New York 2012) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=6856971937505165396&q=%22Moore+v.+Publicis+Groupe+%26+MSL+Group%22&hl=en&as_sdt=2,5


Thorne Research, Inc. v. Atlantic Pro-Nutrients, Inc., (DC Utah 2016) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8824829867092808884&q=metadata&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2016


Class#6 – MAKE-UP TIME October 6, 2016 12:30 Meet and Confer


In re Seroquel Products Liability Litigation, 244 F.R.D. 650 (M.D. Fla. 2007)


Musings on Meet and Confer, by Craig Ball (2007)


Special Masters And E-Discovery: The Intersection Of Two Recent Revisions To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure, Cardozo Law Review, Volume 30, Issue 2 (Nov. 2008) 


Rule 26. Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_26


The Proportionality Principle after the 2015 Amendments http://www.lfcj.com/uploads/3/8/0/5/38050985/2016proportionalitytoday_4_19_16.pdf

Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_37

Applying Amended Rule 37(e): A Rule-Based Spoliation Doctrine for ESI http://www.lfcj.com/uploads/3/8/0/5/38050985/2016rule37_e_today_4_25_16.pdf

Class#7 – October 10, 2016 What Records Need to be Preserved Accessibility and Litigation Hold Letters


Columbia Pictures Industries, et al.,v. Justin Bunnell, et al., 2007 WL 2080419 (C.D.Cal. 2007) https://www.eff.org/files/filenode/torrentspy/columbia_v_bunnell_magistrate_order.pdf


Haraburda v. Arcelor Mittal USA, Inc., No. 2:11 cv 93, 2011 WL 2600756 (N.D. Ind. June 28 2011)  http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/indiana/inndce/2:2011cv00093/64840/16/0.pdf?1309443891


Metropolitan Opera Ass’n, Inc. v. Local 100, 212 F.R.D. 178 (S.D.N.Y. 2nd Circuit 2003)


Cache La Poudre Feeds, LLC v. Land O’Lakes, Inc., 244 F.R.D. 614  (D.C. Colorado 2007)


Univ. of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of Am. Sec., 685 F. Supp. 2d 456  (DC SDNY 2010) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5482024578105183337&q=Univ.+of+Montreal+Pension+Plan+v.+Banc+of+Am.+Sec.&hl=en&as_sdt=2006


Class#8 – October 17, 2016 Possession, Custody or Control

Preparing for the eDiscovery Wave of the Internet of Things http://www.recommind.com/blog/preparing-for-the-ediscovery-wave-of-the-internet-of-things


Will the IoT Become the eDiscovery of things? http://www.insidecounsel.com/2016/04/28/will-the-iot-become-the-ediscovery-of-things


In re NTL, Inc. Securities Litigation, 244 F.R.D. 179 (S.D.N.Y.. 2007) 


Garrett v Better Publications, Memorandum, Cir. Court of Buckingham County, VA http://www.acluva.org/docket/pleadings/jaquith.pdf


Hatfill v. N.Y. Times Co., 242 F.R.D. 353 (E.D. Va. 2006)


Cherrington Asia Limited V. A & L Underground, Inc., Case No. 05-1214-EFM-DWB. (D Kansas 2010)  http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14385322907273648896&q=%22Cherrington+Asia+Limited+V.+A+%26+L+Underground,+Inc%22&hl=en&as_sdt=2,5


Class#9 - October 24, 2016 eMediation and Special Masters


Special Masters And E-Discovery: The Intersection Of Two Recent Revisions To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure, Cardozo Law Review, Volume 30, Issue 2 (Nov. 2008) 


American College of e-Neutrals (ACESIN) http://acesin.com


How to Prepare an E-Mediation Statement For Resolving E-Discovery Disputes


The Role of Mediation for ESI Disputes


Models for use in Mediation of E-Discovery http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1174&context=tjlp


Class#10 - October 31, 2016 Social Media and the Law of eCommerce


ARMA Social Media Systems Records and Information Governance Challenges http://www.armaedfoundation.org/pdfs/AIEF_Social_Media_Systems_RIM_Governance_Challenges_-_Phillips_2015.pdf


Google’s Buzz Settlement Announcement http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/03/google.shtm


Google+ https://plus.google.com/#


LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/


FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/home.php


Twitter  http://twitter.com/


Yelp http://www.yelp.com


FTC Identity Theft http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm


Electronic Privacy Information Center http://www.epic.org/


Electronic Frontier Foundation  http://www.eff.org/


Privacy International http://www.privacyinternational.org/


EU Data Protection Directive http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31995L0046:EN:HTML


US Department of Commerce – Safe Harbor http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/


EU-U.S. Privacy Shield https://www.commerce.gov/privacyshield


California Office of Privacy Protection http://www.privacy.ca.gov/


Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada https://www.priv.gc.ca/index_e.ASP


Keith Largent and Jennifer Largent v. Jessica Reed et al, (Court of Common Pleas, 39th Judicial District, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Civil Action –Law No. 2009-1823) http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/Largent.pdf


Crispin v. Christian Audigier, Inc., 2010 WL 2293238 (C.D.Cal. May 26, 2010) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7664851742238842&q=Crispin+v.+Christian+Audigier,+&hl=en&as_sdt=2006


Romano v. Steelcase Inc., 907 N.Y.S.2d 650 (Sept. 21, 2010)  https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=18098027376162664025&q=Romano+v.+Steelcase+Inc&hl=en&as_sdt=2006


Class#11 - MAKE-UP TIME November 10, 2016 12:30 Texas State Trials


10 Year Old e-Discovery Rule in Texas Finally Gets Appellate Review


In Re Weekley Homes, L.P. (Texas SCT, March 31, 2009) http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/2009/aug/080836.pdf


MRT, Inc. v. Vounckx, 299 S.W.3d 500, 2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 8351 (Tex. App. Dallas 2009) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=17488993218799025145&q=MRT,+Inc.+v.+Vounckx&hl=en&as_sdt=2,44&as_vis=1 


In re CI Host, Inc., 92 S.W.3d 514 (Tex. 2002).  https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4950437446493403527&q=In+re+CI+Host,+Inc&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2002&as_yhi=2002


Computek Computer & Office Supplies, Inc. v. Walton, 156 S.W.3d 217 (Tex. App. 2005). https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10837398349420157317&q=%22156+S.W.3d+217%22&hl=en&as_sdt=2006


In Re National Lloyds (Texas Supreme Court, October 28, 2016)


Class#12 – November 14, 2016 Privilege and the Role of the General Counsel


Rule 502. Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitations on Waiver http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/rule_502


Hopson v. City of Baltimore, 232 FRD 228 – (DC MD 2005) 


Victor Stanley, Inc. v Creative Pipe, Inc. (D.C. MD 2011) Victor Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc. 250 F.R.D. 251 and Victor Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc. 269 F.R.D. 497

Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Electronic Discovery (New York Law School Law Review, Volume 54, p541 | 2009/10) 

Inadvertent Disclosure in E-Discovery: How to Avoid Waiver of Privilege http://apps.americanbar.org/litigation/committees/commercial/articles/fall2015-1115-inadvertent-disclosure-ediscovery-avoid-waiver-privilege.html

Class#13 –November 21, 2016 Trial Admissibility and Spoliation


Lorraine v. Markel Am. Ins. Co., 241 FRD 534, 542 (D. Md. 2007). http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Opinions/Lorraine%20v.%20Markel%20-%20ESIADMISSIBILITY%20OPINION.pdf


Victor Stanley, Inc. v Creative Pipe, Inc. (D.C. MD 2011)


Gutman v. Klein (ED NY 2008) O

ORCHESTRATE HR, INC. v. Trombetta, Dist. Court, ND Texas 2016  https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=9904260479739608676&q=Orchestrate+HR+v.+Trombetta+&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_ylo=2016


915 Broadway Assoc. LLC v. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, 2012 NY Slip Op 50285 - NY: Supreme Court



Sanctions for E-Discovery Violations: By the Numbers (Duke Law Journal, Vol. 60:789, 2010) http://www.abajournal.com/files/DukeLaw.pdf

Class#14 – November 28, 2016 eDiscovery & eEvidence: Issues for the Future


The Sedona Conference® Cooperation Proclamation


Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse, “Cooperation—What Is It and Why Do It?”, XVIII RICH. J. L. & TECH. 8 (2012)


Mandating Use of Predictive Coding in Electronic Discovery: An Ill-Advised Judicial Intrusion

E-Discovery Onward: 4 Trends Shaping the Future of E-Discovery http://www.legaltechnews.com/id=1202758619365/EDiscovery-Onward-4-Trends-Shaping-the-Future-of-EDiscovery?mcode=0&curindex=0&curpage=ALL