Information Roundup – 3 August 2008

Here’s an all e-discovery version of the Roundup for a change. You may want to check these out.

  • Craig Ball, “Keyword Searches: A Grimm Prognosis.” I’ve been reading Craig Ball’s comments on keyword search with great interest over the last while. He might seem slightly more conservative in his push to have lawyers train-up in search in this article given the three cases about searches gone bad which he covers. Includes good commentary on a much-discussed Maryland case called Victor Stanley. (
  • Martin Felsky, “Principles of Litigation Management.” Martin argues that Canadian firms need to get on-top of e-discovery and its starts with good leadership. He suggests ten principles for litigation management. (
  • Denise Howell, “Cloud Computing and EULA Law.” I always enjoy listening to This Week in Law, but (despite the title) this one hit on a number of points relevant to our theme, including segments on the state of e-discovery, the Viacom v. YouTube production order and subsequently agreed-to stipulation and the production-related ramifications of “cloud computing.” (
  • Peter Timmins, “UK Privacy Decision a pointer of things to come here.” Okay, not quite an e-discovery decision, though Mr. Justice Eady does consider that Mr. Mosley and “Woman A” had deleted e-mails and concludes (rather casually) that he could draw no improper inference in the context. Truth is, I spent quite a chunk of time scratching my head about something to say about the case and gave up. Now having read a good deal of the early commentary, I think I would have said something like what Peter Timmins has said here. (Open and Shut)

On a personal note, I did my last training paddle towards the lake crossing today, and I guess I’m ready because it was four hours and still felt pretty short. Max, P.J. and I are raising funds for “The Big Wild Fund,” which is being used to fund various initiatives by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. If you are a regular reader of this blog please consider making a small donation. Information about our challenge and how to donate is available here. One warning: I don’t think you can make an anonymous donation; if you contribute your name and donation amount will appear on our challenge site. This is unfortunate in my view, but I encourage you to think about donating anyway, and encourage you to donate by cheque if you’re uncomfortable. One hundred percent of the money flows through to CPAWS, which CPAWS uses to fund its vision less than no more than 20% for administration and fund-raising.

I’d also like to thank Boardsports for loaning us a stand-up paddleboard. I worked at Boardsports back when I was a teenager when it was called Wind Promotions and dealt mainly in windsurf gear. Now its got all you’ll need when looking for equipment and clothing related to… well, boardsports. Thanks guys!

See ya!