The Roots of Search Engines – Why you should care what is behind your enterprise Search
Enterprise level discovery requires enterprise level technology or by definition it becomes ‘unduly burdensome’ for any but the smallest cases. Recent opinions from federal judges and appellate courts on both coasts have made it clear that the discovery process, technology and personnel are under increasing scrutiny. Plaintiff’s counsel are reading the same opinions from Judge John Facciola (United States v. O’Keefe, 537 F. Supp. 2d 14 (D.D.C. 2008)) and the 9th Circuit (Quon v. Arch Wireless). Many will interpret them as a signal to initiate Daubert style hearings to force corporations to defend their search engines, communication systems and the discovery effort in response to discovery demands.