Top Stories of the Week - January 21


New Case Interprets Recently Amended Rule 37(e). In what appears to be the first published decision under the recently amended Rule 37(e), U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis imposed evidence preclusion and monetary sanctions against a party for fabricating a portion of an email. Read more here.




2015 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who recently issued his year-end report from 2015 on the state of the federal judiciary, spotlighted proportionality standards and other reforms from the recent FRCP amendments as being essential to the advancement of justice in civil litigation. Read more here.




2015-2016 Legal Analytics Survey. The CTRL Initiative has published a new infographic that spotlights key metrics from the landmark 2015-1016 survey that the Information Governance Initiative commissioned regarding in-house counsel’s use of advanced analytics. Read more here.


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