O’Donnell to Speak at CBA Alberta Civil Litigation Section Meeting

O’Donnell to Speak at CBA Alberta Civil Litigation Section Meeting

Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will speak at the CBA Alberta Civil Litigation Section (South) meeting in Calgary on June 18th, 2018.   Crystal will join Erin Greenan, Legal Counsel, Nexen and Darren Reed, Partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP to speak about the benefits of e-discovery and the effective management of litigation costs via e-discovery.   For more information about the meeting or to register pleased visit the CBA web site.    

Court Orders Non-Parties in Parallel Action to Produce Documents

Court Orders Non-Parties in Parallel Action to Produce Documents

June 11, 2018   In Schwoob v. Bayer Inc., 2018 ONSC 166 (CanLII), a product liability class action, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordered two non-parties affiliated with the defendant corporation to produce 2,900 documents that they had produced in a parallel U.S. class action proceeding.   The plaintiffs brought a claim against Bayer Inc. (“Bayer Canada”) and two affiliated companies, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Bayer U.S.”) and Bayer Pharma AG (“Bayer Pharma”), in 2010, on behalf of women in Ontario who had taken certain prescription oral contraceptives.  The claim alleged negligence in the design, testing, distribution, marketing and

BCLMA and ILTA Host eDiscovery Workshop in Vancouver

BCLMA and ILTA Host eDiscovery Workshop in Vancouver

We are pleased to sponsor a BC Legal Management Association (BCLMA) and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) joint session entitled “Best Practices for Implementing New Technologies in eDiscovery”.   Hosted by the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s Founder and CEO, will present a lunch session on new technologies in eDiscovery on Tuesday, May 15 at noon.   Advances in technology enable parties to conduct discovery without relying on traditional linear or ‘eyes-on’ review models.  Crystal will discuss best practices and emerging case law for implementing technology to successfully manage ediscovery in a defensible, proportionate and cost-effective

Heuristica Leads eDiscovery Workshop at Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference

Heuristica Leads eDiscovery Workshop at Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference

Heuristica is pleased to sponsor an eDiscovery workshop at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) National Conference and In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW) Summit.   The Conference theme this year is Beyond Borders:  Business and Law in the Global Village.   Crystal O’Donnell, Heuristica’s CEO and Senior Counsel, will lead a workshop entitled “Successfully Managing E-Discovery – A Primer for In-House Counsel“.   The workshop will cover important questions in-house counsel should be asking themselves including:   What happens when your organization is called on to produce electronically stored information (ESI)? Do you have a discovery plan and production protocol in place? What type of

Pel and O’Donnell Admitted to Alberta Bar

Pel and O’Donnell Admitted to Alberta Bar

We are pleased to announce that Crystal O’Donnell, CEO and Senior Counsel, and Brian Pel, COO and Senior Counsel, both were admitted to the bar of the Law Society of Alberta today in a ceremony by Justice Willie deWit at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary.   Crystal and Brian were presented to the Court by Matt Lindsay, Partner of Rose LLP   Photo (L to R):  Brian Pel, Matt Lindsay, Crystal O’Donnell.