Lawsuit seeks overtime pay for reading emails after work!

A judge in Chicago has decided to allow a lawsuit to proceed in which a Chicago Police Officer wants overtime for himself and his fellow officers for taking calls or scanning emails on their smart phones while off duty.  Absent from the suit is any offer to credit the City back for time on duty spent reading Facebook, Twitter or exchanging private text messages on the same smart phones.

You can read about it here, including a link to the actual court decision.

Suit: Answering calls, scanning emails deserves OT – SFGate

Document Management and Production in Litigation

Document management and production in litigation has always been a challenge and a high cost endeavor. Courts are now embracing computer based predictive coding as a better alternative to lawyers at document review. Clients can not start planning too early how to deal with document handling when a lawsuit strikes. ABA Journal