Crushing: The National Law Journal this week presents a special report on e-discovery, examining, among other things, cost and settlement trends. Amanda Bronstad reports on the concern in the defense bar about the cost of electronic discovery. A team from Lathrop & Gage digs into the ongoing debate about limits placed on e-discovery generally.
Privacy Crusader? Marcia Coyle this week takes a look at Justice Samuel Alito Jr.'s concurring opinion in the high court's recent landmark Fourth Amendment ruling over police surveillance and privacy rights. The opinion from Alito, writing for four justices, generated conflicting views among legal scholars.
Winning: Bethesda-based Lerch, Early & Brewer has quietly become the fourth-biggest law office in the Washington suburbs. Matthew Huisman reports the firm's success stems from several factors, including a smaller and midsized client list and a wide array of practice groups.
Prove it: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today, sitting en banc, will hear an important case testing what information prosecutors must prove to jurors when a law is silent about a defendant's knowledge. The case stems from the 30-year prison term applied to a man whom prosecutors contend used a machine gun in an armed robbery in Washington.