The Book

Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Chapter 47

eDiscovery: Landmark Cases

Chapter 47 specifically relates to such landmark cases that evolved the province of eDiscovery. Comparatively, for a legal specialty that is somewhat new and a niche, eDiscovery law has produced an impressive number of outstanding jurists who have made electronic discovery an important part of their jurisprudence. It is acknowledged that no jurist has had a greater impact on eDiscovery than the Honourable Shira Scheindlin, a US District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Scheindlin’s decisions in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg (landmark case in eDiscovery) were so influential that the rulings were partially absorbed into the US civil procedure amendments in 2006. Scheindlin’s thesis, opinion, ruling and judgment on eDiscovery law have remained profound and a giant force, influencing a generation of judges and lawyers over the past decade and a half. This and major other landmark cases have been examined.