2017 Data Discovery Case Law Year in Review

A quick guide to recent legal cases that impact your e-discovery practice.

From Taylor Swift to Lucky the Elephant, data discovery became a big issue in high-profile litigation in 2017. Of course, the importance went beyond celebrity cases like these.

US courts handed down more than 750 decisions involving electronic discovery issues in 2017, and an e-discovery case even made it to the US Supreme Court. Perhaps even more importantly, the year’s outcomes—regarding sanctions, proportionality, mobile devices, and data privacy—can affect your 2018 strategy and practice.

Get current with our third annual Data Discovery Case Law Year in Review e-book from David Horrigan, Relativity’s e-discovery counsel and legal content director. The selection of cases follows an easy-to-read, circuit-by-circuit format and represents the most important trends we saw in our legal research in 2017, including:

  • The evidence issue that rose above any other discovery topic in prevalence (and, arguably, consequence)
  • The application—and sometimes lack thereof—of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to court opinion
  • The impact brought on by digital proliferation to attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine

Share this free e-book with your team to ensure your 2018 strategy reflects the latest rulings.