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eDiscovery Fall 2010 Syllabus

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									Widener University School of Law                                                                              Book - Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence
eDiscovery - Fall 2010- Class Syllabus

          Professors                                                                                          Text:                                                                               Class Format and Grading
          RKH          Richard Herrmann- rherrmann@morrisjames.com                                            Electronic Discovery & Digital Evidence            Readings discussion- 10 minutes
          TJR          Thomas Russo - trusso@doelegal.com                                                     Shira A. Scheindlin and Daniel J. Capra            Lecture/Hypotheticals/ CaseLaw Updates
          CM           Chris Mourse - chrismourse@cctinstitute.org                                            ISBN- 13: 978-0-314-19131-1                        Student Presentations- Starting in Class 2
                                                                                                                                                                 Three Exams (100%)
                                                                                                                                                                 Optional Student Presentations (up to 10 extra Points) -Must sign-up by August, 30th
Class #      Date                                         Reading Assignments                                                   Lecture                                                       Student Presentations (optional)                                    Exams
            August
      1    23-Aug-10 For Class #1 -                                                                           Syllabus- Presentations- Exams               CM
                     Zubulake I, page 300                                                                     Primer on eDiscovery                         TJR
                     Zubulake III, page 315                                                                   Primer on FRCP Amendments.                   RKH

      2    30-Aug-10 For Class #2 - Federal Discovery Rules - Pages 1 through 66                              Records Management                           TJR   Zubulake IV (p. 96)
                                                                                                              Litigation Hold                                    Zubulake I (page 300)
                                                                                                              Accessibility Issues                               Zubulake III (page 315)

          September
           6-Sep-10                                                                                                                                              No Class- Labor Day

      3    13-Sep-10   For Class #3 - Preservation of Electronic Information - Pages 67 through 119           Preservation Orders                          RKH   Zubulake V (page 390 & page 78)
                                                                                                              Privacy, Third Party Subpoena's                    Rambus v. Infineon Technologies (page 72)


      4    20-Sep-10   For Class #4 - Preservation of Electronic Information (cont) - Pages 119 through 185   Collection Process & Technology              CM    Cache La Poudre Feeds, LLC v. Land O'Lakes, Inc. (page 136)
                                                                                                              Kevin Perna, Delaware State Police                 The Pension Committee of U of Montreal v. Banc of America Securities

      5    27-Sep-10   For Class #5 - Data Collection and Production Issues - Pages 203 through 249           EDD Processing                               TJR   Coleman v Morgan Stanley                                                               Exam #1
                                                                                                                                                                 Victory Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc. (page 226)

           October
      6    4-Oct-10    For Class #6 - Production Issues (cont) - Pages 249 through 300                        Sedona Proclamation                          CM    Williams v. Sprint/United Management (page 249)
                                                                                                              Judicial Involvement                               Heartland Surgical Specialty Hosp.,LLC v. Midwest Division, Inc. (page 276)
                                                                                                              Special Masters

      7    11-Oct-10   For Class #7 - Meet and Confer _ Pages 186 through 202                                 Review Platforms & Search                    TJR   IN RE Seroquel Products Liability Litigation (page 186)
                                                                                                              Technologies                                       IN RE Fannie Mae

      8    18-Oct-10   For Class #8 - Production Issues (cont) - Pages 300 through 361                        Production formats                           RKH   Wiginton v. CB Richard Ellis, Inc. (page 325)
                                                                                                                                                                 Strauss v. Credit Lyonnais, S.A. (page 346)

      9    25-Oct-10   For Class #9 - Spoliation and Sanctions - Pages 362 through 402                        Cost Shifting, Backup Tapes                  RKH   Residential Funding Corp. v. Degeorge Financial Corp.(page 368)
                                                                                                              Data accessibility                                 Doe v. Norwalk Community College (page 393)

          November
     10    1-Nov-10    For Class #10 - Spoliation and Sanctions (cont) - Pages 403 through 442                Metadata, transparency,                      RKH   Metropolitan Opera Ass'n, Inc. v. Local 100 (page 403)                                 Exam #2
                                                                                                              outsourcing, lawyering.                            Qualcomm Inc. v. Broadcom Corp. Page 425)

           8-Nov-10                                                                                                                                              No Class-

     11    15-Nov-10 For Class #11 - Ethics Issues in eDiscovery- Pages 443 through 485                       Waivers, Privacy, Cross borders.             RKH   Summarize Data Mining Opinions (beginning page 448)
                                                                                                                                                                 Wachtel v. Health Net, Inc. (page 460)



     12    22-Nov-10 For Class #12 - Privilege Issues - Pages 486 through 516                                 Working Groups                               CM    Hopson v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (page 486)
                                                                                                                                                                 In Re Nitla S.A. DE C. V. (page 511)

     13    29-Nov-10   For Class #13- Admissibility of Digital Evidence - Pages 517 through 575               Resources                                    ALL   Bowoto v. Chevron Corp (Page 548)
                                                                                                                                                                 United States v. Safavian (Page 531)


          December
     14    6-Dec-10    For Class #14 - Sedona Principles and Commentary (www.thesedonaconference.org)                                                      ALL   TR Investors LLC v. Genger C. A. 3994-VCS (Delaware Chancery)                          Exam #3
                                                                                                                                                                 Triton v. Eastern Shore Electrical Services, Inc. (Delaware Chancery)

								
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