Kelly Twigger: #CaseoftheWeek Episode 104: Why Understanding How the Discovery of ESI Works is Crucial

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Extract from Kelly Twigger’s article “#CaseoftheWeek Episode 104: Why Understanding How the Discovery of ESI Works is Crucial”

Welcome to episode 104 of ACEDS Case of the Week, analyzing SinglePoint Direct Solar LLC v. Solar Integrated Roofing Corp, a trade secrets case with key eDiscovery takeaways. Judge James Teilborg’s decision from March 21, 2023, addresses cost recovery, general objections, ESI protocol, proportionality, and search terms. At issue is the scope of agreed search terms and whether the responsive hits on those terms are too numerous to review and produce. We’ll examine the Court’s analysis and provide crucial insights for eDiscovery practitioners facing similar challenges.


Welcome to this week’s episode of our Case of the Week series, published in partnership with ACEDS. This week marks our 104th episode in this series. Thanks so much for following along with me.

My name is Kelly Twigger. I am the CEO and founder at eDiscovery Assistant and the principal at ESI Attorneys.

Let’s dive directly into our decision this week, which comes to us from a case titled SinglePoint Direct Solar LLC v. Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. As you can probably tell from the names of the parties, this is a theft of trade secrets case.

This decision comes to us from just recently (March 21 of 2023) and is written by United States District Judge James Teilborg. Judge Teilborg has 20 decisions in our eDiscovery Assistant database. He’s well-versed in understanding ESI issues, and his decision today is a thoughtful one that gives us a lot of great practical takeaways.

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