Alison ONeill

Alison is a Senior Legal Consultant with Digital WarRoom. Alison has over 30 years experience in the legal field including working as a law clerk for a Pennsylvania judge, a law firm associate attorney, and Senior Legal Research Attorney. Outside of work, Alison enjoys spending time with her children, reading, crochet, and advocating for the rights of the developmentally disabled.

Recent Posts

eDiscovery PDF Productions – Bigger Is Not Better

on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 By | Alison ONeill | 0 Comments | Best Practices
A recent Federal Court decision is making a big statement about big e-Discovery. In May of 2019 the case Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Adelphia Supply USA (E.D.N.Y), United States Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom pointed to the production of information in one large PDF as a factor in her decision to recommend sanctions be granted and a default judgment be entered against the producing party.
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What Is ESI? Defining Electronically Stored Information

on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 By | Alison ONeill | 0 Comments | Best Practices
The 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil procedure included a new legally defined term: ESI, which stands for "Electronically Stored Information". The legal / litigation world now considers the discoverability of electronically stored information such as emails to be commonplace.  
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How to Develop a Discovery Plan

on Tue, Nov 19, 2019 By | Alison ONeill | 0 Comments | Attorney Requirements
eDiscovery can make or break your case. It establishes the scope of the lawsuit for both sides, the documents that must be produced, and the custodians to contact, among other important factors. In essence, the discovery process lays out the rules that lawyers must abide by during a lawsuit as they pertain to gathering, preserving, and sharing relevant documents. A single misstep at this stage could create a competitive disadvantage that will be all but impossible to overcome during the course of a lawsuit or trial.
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FRCP Rule 26: A No-Nonsense Guide to eDiscovery Obligations

on Tue, Oct 29, 2019 By | Alison ONeill | 0 Comments | Attorney Requirements
Discovery is a critical phase of any trial or lawsuit, and can make the difference between a successful case and one that goes horribly awry. Both the requesting and producing party have a number of obligations to meet during the discovery process, which are extensively detailed in Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP).
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