Posts filed under: Advisories

With physicians and dentists across the country transitioning to larger medical groups, most of us have experienced some sort of loss of information.  Between all of the different practitioners that we see, at one point our contact or insurance information...
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Phone activity is not limited to texting and talking anymore. A new bill that is gaining some traction in Congress would allow billing records from phone companies to be admissible as evidence in court, for crashes that caused death or...
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It seems like with each day that passes by, new information about the Jussie Smollett Attack/Hoax comes out.  For even the most well thought out plans, it’s practically impossible to get away with any sort of crime without being discovered...
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Mobile devices are often the best source of relevant evidence in employment cases. The secret to getting it? An effective protocol. The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) always puts on a good show, and the May “Trial & Practice Tips Seminar” held...
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Smartphones are ubiquitous Six billion smartphones will be in circulation by the year 2020. These phones and other mobile devices can leave behind an indisputable digital trail, and the electronically stored information (ESI) on them can often be relevant, unique,...
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Was School Counselor Deliberately Indifferent? BACKGROUND SCENARIO After weeks of receiving mean and threatening Snapchat messages from fellow students, a seventh-grader (we’ll call her Maggie) finally went to her school counselor for help. Maggie showed her counselor some of the...
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Think Snapchat photos disappear immediately? Not necessarily. A TRAGIC STORY FROM AN ACTUAL 4DISCOVERY CASE STUDY A young driver cruising down the highway apparently did not see a truck backing out of a driveway onto the roadway in front of...
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Baker McKenzie Survey Exposes Board-Level Risks that Companies are NOT Prepared For[1] The scenario Your client’s IT Director tells his boss that he has observed suspicious behavior on the company’s network. It seems a senior software code designer for the...
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Lazarus, Crysis/Dharma, and WannaCry. There were an estimated 638 million ransomware events in 2016, and these attacks are becoming more sophisticated frequent, and effective. Ransomware payments topped $1 billion last year. If ransomware can effectively shut down one of the world’s largest...
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The insurance company asked Jim to send them a photo of the “stolen” watch and Jim complied. The photo, taken with a Samsung smartphone by one of Jim’s friends, showed a smiling Jim wearing the beautiful flashy Rolex. Nice watch, Jim. So...
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