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Asking the most important question about Russia

The most important question to be answered about Russian interference in the 2016 election is the one getting the least attention. After a weekend of threats and recriminations about the ongoing investigations, it’s time to spotlight that question.
The most important question is not who in Donald Trump’s presidential ... (full story)

Federal civil discovery CLE to take place at Akron Law

From new methods to eliminate negligent spoliation to preservation requirements for ephemeral apps like Snapchat and Confide—those are just a few of the issues that experts will discuss at an upcoming continuing legal education seminar taking place at The University of Akron School of Law next month.
Sponsored by the Akron ... (full story)

Not every search hit is relevant

So—what do you do with 4.2 million search hits, all marked “attorney eyes only (AEO)?”
In the end, redo the search. And learn something about responsive ESI in the process.
This is the case of Longevity Int’l Corp. v. Smith (WL 6541106 (S.D. Cal. 2017)), a tale of a pretrial ESI agreement gone sideways. ... (full story)

Baseball faces formidable 2018 lineup of litigation

The past four spring training columns have each covered the progress of a class-action lawsuit in which minor league players sought to obtain what Major League Baseball, supreme ruler of the minor leagues, was unwilling to provide: a living wage. Many minor leaguers earn less than $7,500 a year, some less than $3,000, but barring ac ... (full story)

Attorneys need to be on their toes with changing marriage act calculations

With the whirlwind of recent amendments to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, which have been rolling out on an almost semiannual basis since Jan. 1, 2016, and the upcoming changes to the Internal Revenue Code, which will eliminate the income tax deduction for maintenance beginning on Jan. 1, divorce practitioner ... (full story)