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New technology could streamline e-discovery process

Attorney Eric Maassen plans to use a lot fewer paper clips and Post-its in the near future. The page markers once played a large role in distinguishing relevant information found in documents during case discovery, he said. But with the rise of e-discovery and new technology that requires fewer people poring over documents, Maassen, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP in Milwaukee, soon might be able to give his eyes and office supplies a rest.

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Understanding whistle-blower bounty rules is critical

After the widespread failures associated with the Bernard Madoff scandal, Congress hastily passed the Dodd-Frank Act and empowered the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules enforcing certain provisions, including the whistle-blower bounty provision. In effect, Congress has deputized employees of publicly traded companies to police their employers’ conduct, offering handsome compensation to those who do so effectively.

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