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Sean O’Shea: Tips for Paralegals and Litigation Support Professionals – August 2019

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7/31/2019: Supreme Court of Minnesota: Data Collection Establishes Personal Jurisdiction
Supreme Court of Minnesota finds data collection by Ford helps establish personal jurisdiction in an air bag product liability case. Bandemer v. Ford Motor Co., No. A17-1182, 2019 Minn. LEXIS 427 (Minn. July 31, 2019)

8/1/2019: Printliminator
Printliminator is a bookmarklet you can use to remove areas of a web page to be excluded from a print version.

8/2/2019: 10th Cir.: Screenshot Displaying Metadata Not Authenticated
A screenshot showing metadata on a score report sworn to as being true and correct by a pro se plaintiff was held not be authenticated.

8/3/2019: Clustering Error in Relativity
In order for a clustering operation to be run, an analytics index must have queries enabled.

8/4/2019: S.D.N.Y.: Cryptocurrency Purchases Not Necessarily Cash Transactions
“. . . Plaintiffs plausibly allege, cryptocurrency does not imbue its holder with a legal right to any government-issued currency, acquisitions of cryptocurrency could not be classified as a cash-like transaction.”

8/5/2019: More on Elusion Testing in Relativity
After viewing the results of an Elusion test in Relativity, a choice must be made to either complete the project or resume the project.  If the results are not acceptable the model will be unlocked and documents coded after the elusion test was run will be submitted to the model.

8/6/2019: Double-checking Responsive Coding in Relativity with Cluster Visualization
You can visualize clusters and apply a responsiveness field as a condition to help find inconsistencies in document coding.

8/7/2019: Double-checking Responsive Coding in Relativity with Cluster Visualization – Part 2
View nearby clusters in a cluster visualization, with a responsive field condition set, and investigate dark shaded circles on the outer perimeter to find docs coded incorrectly.

8/8/2019:  FedRAMP Guidelines for Cloud Service Providers
CDS is one of the few e-discovery vendors to be FedRAMP authorized.

8/9/2019: Document Review and Relativity Analytics

  1. Clustering to help with time sensitive document reviews.
  2. Categorization to find hot documents in opposing productions.
  3. Find Similar Documents to locate priv docs
  4. Keyword expansion to find unknown relevant terms

8/10/2019: COMP command to compare files
You can use the Windows command COMP to compare two different files.

8/11/2019: How to Use Clustering to Expedite Document Review
Create batch sets based on clusters.

8/12/2019: Free Upgrade to Windows 10
Download the media creation tool to install an upgrade from Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.

8/13/2019: VBA code to copy unique values to separate worksheets
VBA code you can use to create a new worksheet in Excel for each unique value in the first column of the first worksheet.

8/14/2019: Inking and Typing Personalization in Windows 10
Words added to the spelling dictionary in Windows 10 are saved in a file in the AppData folder.

8/15/2019: Utility to Copy Highlighted Text to Comments
When highlighted text is added to comments in Adobe Acrobat it can be exported.

8/16/2019: Rule 37(b) Sanctions Issued for Fishing Expeditions at Depositions in Defamation Suit Against Cyber Security Provider
Magistrate Judge Maureen Kelly of the W.D. Pa. threatened to terminate the pro hac vice admission of an attorney for abusive litigation practices.

8/17/2019: Using VBA Code to Export Highlighted Text of a Particular Color
The code changes the color of the letters of the highlighted text, which can then be selected using the Find tool.

8/18/2019: Standard Form 86 and PII
SF-86 is used to collect background information on employees considered for positions which concern national security.

8/19/2019: Demonstration of How to Find Redactions in PDF Files Using the Adobe Acrobat Preflight Tool
You can either browse the internal structure of a PDF or analyze page objections to find where redactions have been made in a PDF. https://youtu.be/tLNKVNYm6IE

8/20/2019: PDF Vole
Free utility to review the internal structure of a PDF.

8/21/2019: Formula to autocomplete entry matching two values in reference range

8/22/2019: Excel formula to find last column with data
Use the LOOKUP formula to find the first cell in a range on a particular row that does not have data entered.   It’s necessary to enter the both the first column and the last possible column that may contain data – in this example column E.   =LOOKUP(2,1/ (B7:E7<>””),ROW(A:A))

8/23/2019: Data Deduplication on Windows Servers
The deduplication process on Windows servers works by breaking files into chunks and identifying which of those chunks are unique. In optimization original ‘file streams’ are replaced with reparse points that indicate which file chunks should be used.

8/24/2019: Python fnmatch script to find files of a particular type

8/25/2019: Acrobat Java Script to Find Pages Marked for Redaction
The script unfortunately only gives a total page count.

8/26/2019: California Law on Data Breaches
California law requires businesses and states agencies to notify individuals when their unencrypted data was in fact acquired by an unauthorized person, or if it is reasonable to believe that such a person has accessed the data.

8/27/2019: Access to Madoff Database Denied
“Trustee should not have to bear the cost associated with the Defendants’ ever changing and ever growing discovery requests to review 30 million electronic documents in the BLMIS Database or 13,000 boxes of hard copy documents without some evidence to show that BLMIS made some trades for the benefit of the IA customers before 1992.”  Sec. Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Secs. LLC, Adv. Pro. No. 08-01789 (SMB), 2019 Bankr. LEXIS 2701 at *34-35 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Aug. 26, 2019)

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Sean O'Shea
Litigation Paralegal
Sean O’Shea began working as a litigation support analyst at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in 1998, near the dawn of the electronic discovery era. From assisting clients with the implementation of information governance policies, to conducting electronic presentations for attorneys at trials, he has been involved in all aspects of litigation support work. Sean is a Relativity Certified Administrator and an ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist. He’s currently employed as a litigation paralegal in New York City, and continues to advise attorneys on legal technology. Look for a new tip on each night on www.litigationsupporttipofthenight.com.

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