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
Many attorneys use technology assisted review (“TAR”) solutions to help streamline their practice. It can help with document review, case assessment, contracts, and other litigation tasks. One major draw of TAR is that it reduces effort and cost related to eDiscovery, while also improving accuracy. Numerous studies have concluded that TAR provides results that are superior to manual review. As the years go on, this software continues to improve and provide even more benefits to the legal industry.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