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Know What to Ask – Ensuring a Successful E-Discovery Request

Electronic discovery may be at the crux of a case in proving the culpability of the opposing party but when the requesting party is not careful in their request for electronic evidence, they could face the possibility of losing key information that would have otherwise provided a favorable resolution to their case. When requesting electronic[…Read More]

Track Former Employee’s Computer Activities

(The following is a theoretical scenario staged to help the reader understand the essential role that a computer forensic expert plays in tracing the theft of intellectual property.) An employee (Jane Doe) preparing to leave ACME for a competitor, NEWCO, wanted to make sure that she could take all of her clients with her to[…Read More]

Bryant, et al v. Chicago Public Schools, et al.

Forensicon was jointly retained by Plaintiff and Defendants. Defendant Gardner submitted a printed copy of a letter dated September 28, 2007 purportedly containing information in opposition to one or more of Plaintiff’s. Defendant Gardner also submitted a sworn declaration under penalty of perjury. Forensicon created and analyzed a forensic image of Gardner’s laptop computer and[…Read More]

SKF USA Inc. v. Bjerkness

Plaintiff Awarded More than $80,000 for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80776 (N.D. Ill. August 9, 2010) The Northern District of Illinois ordered compensatory and exemplary damage awards totaling more than $80,000 for the misappropriation of trade secrets contained within the thousands of computer files defendants stole from their former employer.[…Read More]

United States v. Mann

Forensic Analysis Uncovers Child Pornography 592 F. 3d 779 (7th Cir 2010) On an appeal from the Northern District of Indiana, the Seventh Circuit held that a police detective did not exceed the scope of a warrant issued to search for computer images of voyeurism when his use of computer forensics tools uncovered images of[…Read More]

United States v. Vosburgh

Court Upholds Thumbnail File as Sufficient Evidence 602 F.3d 512 (3d Cir. 2010) On an appeal of a conviction for the possession of child pornography, the Third Circuit held that a thumbnail file recovered during the government’s forensic investigation was sufficient evidence to find that the defendant had previously possessed the corresponding full-size images. The[…Read More]

University Sports Publications Co. v. Playmakers Media Co.

Defendant’s Bad Faith Spoliation Leads to Adverse Inference Instruction 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70361 (S.D.N.Y. July 14, 2010) On a claim for unauthorized access of a computer system under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Southern District of New York issued an adverse inference instruction due to the defendant’s bad faith spoliation of evidence.[…Read More]

ValuePart v. ITR

ValuePart charged its former CEO with taking trade secrets with him after departure to start a competiting company. E-Discovery issues were at the forefront of the case. Using Forensicon’ expert analysis, the defendants were able to defeat a TRO petition and a motion for preliminary injunction.