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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Courts have consistently exercised discretion when allowing discovery in foreign proceedings under the 1782 discovery statute. A foreign tribunal or interested party in a foreign proceeding must petition the appropriate district court while satisfying jurisdictional and other requirements.

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U.S. Courts Rule on Cellphone, Social Media Privacy

On June 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police usually need a search warrant before trying to track a person’s movements using cellphone data, even though the data is in the hands of a third party. In a 5-4 decision in Carpenter v. United States, the court upheld an apparent widening of privacy rights in the digital age.

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Efficient and Effective eDiscovery Uses Continuous Active Learning (CAL)

Most document review today uses some form of technology-assisted review(TAR). TAR uses computer software to categorize documents as responsive or nonresponsive, based on human review of a subset of documents from the collection. TAR includes the capability to prioritize documents on a scale of most to least likely to be responsive, allowing human reviewers to manually review an ever-decreasing volume of documents.

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