Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s E-Discovery

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American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”) publishes Trial, its monthly journal. The issue for January, 2016, headlined “NAVIGATING DISCOVERY,” features 6 articles, mostly dealing with electronic (“e”) discovery: “What You Need to Know about the New Rule 37(e)” re electronically stored information and its spoliation, id. at 20-25; “The Path to New Discovery Rules,” id. at 20-29; “Adjust Your Focus EARLY,” id. at 30-33; “HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE PREDICTIVE CODING” re big electronic data cases, id. at 36-42; “Alert! Ten Social Media Warnings for Clients,” id. at 44-45; and “AN ALTERNATIVE TO UMBELLA PROTECTIVE ORDERS”. Id. at 46-53.

January 2016 Trial also reports “Verdicts & Settlements,” id. at 10-15, including 2 involving truck and car crashes. “Inattentive Truck Driver Causes Chain-Reaction Collision” marquees a $17,400,000.00 California jury verdict, id. at 12,14; and “Failure to Protect Hotel Guest from Dangerous Roadway” covers a $24,000,000.00 Florida jury award. Id. at 14.

Mr. Waterman has been an AAJ/ATLA member for 3 decades. His practices includes vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other wrongful death, brain injury, and other significant personal injuries.