All items from E-Everything for Bankruptcy Lawyers (2008)

The recent bankruptcy of SCO Group seemed to bring a mirthful grin to the ultra-techy legal geeksters among us.

Posted 7 years 3 weeks ago

The piece below summarizes the dearly held beliefs of many bankruptcy practitioners throughout the country: that commercial bankruptcy is about to experience a huge up-tick in its cyclical progression. The continued onslaught of the sub-prime mortgage industry, coupled with $80 oil seems to have everyone on edge. That commercial credit, until recently, had been nearly as loose as the sub-prime mortgage industry, has been a poorly kept secret.

Posted 7 years 4 weeks ago

This is the moment that serious Blackberry addicts such as myself have long feared... iPhone or no iPhone? The only good news about this quandary is that coverage of the Paris Hilton incarceration and re-birth might be temporarily on hiatus.

Posted 7 years 5 weeks ago

First a programming note - I apologize for having been away for so long. Given the unprecedented rain that the North Texas region has been experiencing this summer, I have spent every waking hour learning all I can about Indoor Drag Racing. By all accounts, I should have plenty of extra resources to invest in this great new idea.

Posted 7 years 5 weeks ago

According to an article out last night, a handful of bankruptcy courts are about to embark on a pilot project aimed at making mp3 audio files available of hearings, that can be downloaded in much the same way we currently use PACER to access dockets.

Posted 7 years 5 weeks ago

My wife and I recently brought home a kitten for our children. Our youngest, the well-intentioned but maniacal three year old, has showered the kitten with so much attention and tough love that the poor kitten spends a lot of time with me in order to gain reprieve from the three year old.

Posted 7 years 5 weeks ago

When last we visited our friends at KMart, we reviewed the procedural background and also had a go at the digital enterprise.

Posted 7 years 5 weeks ago

Finally, after detailing Timeline #1 and Timeline #2, comes some of the points to be considered and lessons to be learned from a recent KMart discovery opinion. To be certain, these issues were developing prior to the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and hindsight is largely 20/20.

Posted 7 years 5 weeks ago

The good folks at the recently established Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal might have some interest in this development over the summer. Further proof that counsel can never get too far behind the latest technological and forensic developments. Check back here later in the fall for a good article regarding "experts" and ESI.

Posted 7 years 6 weeks ago

A joint bar-court committee, headed up by the obviously talented Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm, in the District of Maryland has produced a Suggested Protocol for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), which some have referred to in short hand as the Maryland Protocol. The Maryland protocol is available as a .pdf download here.

Posted 7 years 7 weeks ago