Wednesday, February 27, 2008

K&L Gates Electronic Discovery Case Database

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) maintains and continually updates a database containing over 900 electronic discovery cases collected from state and federal jurisdictions around the United States.

This database is searchable by keyword, as well as by any combination of 28 different case attributes, e.g., on-site inspection, allegations of spoliation, motion for a preservation order, etc. Each search will produce a list of relevant cases, including a brief description of the nature and disposition of each case, the electronic evidence involved and a link to a more detailed case summary if available.

This database supplements the electronic discovery law blog maintained by the firm at The blog is dedicated to legal issues, news and best practices relating to discovery of electronic stored information published by the e-Discovery Analysis and Technology Group at K&L Gates.

E-Discovery Case Database
electronic discovery law blog (

Article: Where Do the Footprints of Metadata Lead?

The National Law Journal features an excellent article published on, that provides an overview of legal and ethical issues concerning metadata. In addition to explaining what metadata is, the article briefly examines how one finds it as well as the ethics of mining for it.

The article is at the link below.

Where Do the Footprints of Metadata Lead?