Tag Archives: : e-Discovery

Predictive Coding: Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Work in Litigation

By | January 8, 2020

Traditional document review has often involved manual review of sets of boxes of paper documents in the lawyer’s office. The advent of information technology has resulted in exponentially increased volume of electronic (as opposed to paper) documents. While the advent of information technology has come with great deal of benefits, it has also compounded the… Read More »

Basic Guide to Document Review in E-Discovery

By | January 8, 2020

In Canada, discovery in civil litigation is governed by the Rules of Court or Rules of Civil Procedure. At the Federal Courts, the Federal Courts Rules govern the commencement and conduct of proceeding, while in the provinces such as Ontario, the Rules of Civil Procedure apply. These Rules also contain provisions relating to documentary disclosure.… Read More »

Legal Approach to E-Discovery of Facebook Evidence in Civil Litigation

By | January 8, 2020

As was noted in the previous blog, ethical rules impose limits on a lawyer’s informal discovery of evidence in the private Facebook profile of an opposing party in litigation especially where such party is represented by a lawyer. In situations where such ethical rules prevail, access to the private profile can only be undertaken through… Read More »

Ethical Issues in e-Discovery of Facebook Evidence

By | January 8, 2020

In the previous blog, it was noted that the overwhelming interest by litigating counsel in e-discovery of Facebook evidence in civil litigation gives rise to some ethical concerns. McPeak (2014) has noted that these ethical concerns arise in the context of rules of professional conduct relating to (1) the duty of a lawyer to investigate… Read More »