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.
Legal technology professionals and attorneys recently flooded New York for the annual Legaltech conference. Attendees spent their days listening to the keynote addresses, participating in breakout sessions, networking, catching up with old friends, and learning about new products in the exhibit hall. With so many options offered, everyone was able to take some valuable knowledge (and fun memories) back to the office.read more
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.read more
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.read more