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Analysis of Important New Case on Predictive Coding by a Rising New Judicial Star: “Winfield v. City of New York”

Analysis of Important New Case on Predictive Coding by a Rising New Judicial Star: “Winfield v. City of New York”

Judge Parker’s Order in Winfield v. City of New York (15-CV-05236) resolved a discovery dispute, which, among other things, challenged the Defendant City’s predictive coding process, in other words, it’s machine learning search.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Events and Education to Client and Software Considerations

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Events and Education to Client and Software Considerations

This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


TCF Capital Funding Supports Knox Capital, Maranon Capital in Recap of HaystackID LLC

TCF Capital Funding Supports Knox Capital, Maranon Capital in Recap of HaystackID LLC

TCF Capital Funding, a division of TCF National Bank, announced that it provided $17,800,000 in secured financing to support Knox Capital Holdings and Maranon Capital in the recapitalization of HaystackID LLC. “With this, our second such transaction in the eDiscovery space, we are very pleased to have participated with a firm as well differentiated in its market as HaystackID”, said Scott Nielsen, TCF Capital Funding Vice President.


New Rules Tackle Authentication of Electronic Data

New Rules Tackle Authentication of Electronic Data

On December 1, 2017, two amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence came into effect that impact how courts authenticate digital evidence. The addition of two categories to Rule 902’s list of self-authenticating documents seeks to streamline the introduction of digital evidence by avoiding costly delays that often serve little purpose. In doing so, it promises greater efficiency to those who adapt their practices to the new requirements.


Businesses Must Limit Data To Manage Litigation Costs Better

Businesses Must Limit Data To Manage Litigation Costs Better

Managing eDiscovery in the age of distributed data, mobile devices, and explosive data growth is complicated. But companies can take steps to minimise their data, cutting costs and making litigation more efficient.


Latest Batch of 2017 Updates to eDiscovery for Defendants Cheat Sheet

Latest Batch of 2017 Updates to eDiscovery for Defendants Cheat Sheet

First and foremost, if you’re representing a defendant and are considering making a broad request for social media discovery at the very outset of the case – DON’T.  Without anything more solid than generalized suspicions as reason for a deep dive into an opponent’s social media, courts are not impressed and are likely to treat it as a “fishing expedition.”  


15 Metrics Every Software Product Manager Should Know

15 Metrics Every Software Product Manager Should Know

There are hundreds of different metrics that product managers could potentially measure. But all successful teams have a core set of metrics that matter most to them and the nature of their business.


On-Demand Legal Education: Murphy’s eDiscovery Law

On-Demand Legal Education: Murphy's eDiscovery Law

This CLE-approved webcast discusses examples of recent eDiscovery disasters and highlights the common characteristics of those disasters.


A Running Start: The Short List of 2018 eDiscovery Events

A Running Start: The Short List of 2018 eDiscovery Events

A short list of eDiscovery-related industry events for 2018. The non-comprehensive planning list is based on research and tracking by ComplexDiscovery.


EY Bolsters Its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice Through E-STET Acquisition

EY Bolsters Its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice Through E-STET Acquisition

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced that it acquired E-STET, a California-based legal technology company. 


Startup Killer: The Cost of Customer Acquisition

Startup Killer: The Cost of Customer Acquisition

Failure to get product/market fit right is very likely the number 1 cause of startup failure. However in all these articles, I have not seen any discussion about what I believe is the second biggest cause of startup failure: the cost of acquiring customers turns out to be higher than expected, and exceeds the ability to monetize those customers.


Integreon Acquires Allegory

Integreon Acquires Allegory

Global alternative legal services provider Integreon today announced it has acquired Allegory, the litigation management software business founded by legal tech pioneer Alma Asay.


What’s the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?

What’s the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?

Artificial intelligence is the future. Artificial intelligence is science fiction. Artificial intelligence is already part of our everyday lives. All those statements are true, it just depends on what flavor of AI you are referring to.


‘Document Tsunami’ Driving Lawyers to Upskill in TAR

‘Document Tsunami’ Driving Lawyers to Upskill in TAR

A prominent Victorian judge has highlighted the growing need for lawyers to expand their knowledge on technology-assisted review (TAR) workflows, noting that if they don’t they’re going to be deficient in their capacity to service clients.


Cloud Security Alliance Issues New Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance

Cloud Security Alliance Issues New Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance

The CSA Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance is designed to meet both actual, mandatory EU legal personal data protection requirements (i.e., Directive 95/46/EC and its implementations in the EU member states) and the forthcoming requirements of the GDPR.


The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

There’s an interesting dynamic when a new technology emerges. As human beings, our instinct is to get excited about the technology, to think about how it can make our lives better and more interesting. What we think much less about are the implications of this new technology. How might it change our lives in ways that we don’t necessarily consider desirable? What controls are necessary in order to prevent those harms from happening?


Emerging Industries In Legal Recruitment

Emerging Industries In Legal Recruitment

“We found the blockchain practice area to be one of the most challenging sectors in legal recruitment. Evan Fox, director of recruiting at Audrey Golden, explains: “We are seeing a very high demand for FinTech attorneys in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.”


Play the New e-Discovery “Hive Mind” Game: Small, Medium or Large?

Play the New e-Discovery “Hive Mind” Game: Small, Medium or Large?

What should you do to prepare for federal court 26(f) conferences in small and medium sized cases, versus large, complicated cases? This new eDiscovery game might help.


Where Do I Start? Seeking and Sourcing eDiscovery Software

Where Do I Start? Seeking and Sourcing eDiscovery Software

As organizations navigate the nuances of the complex eDiscovery technology landscape, they can feel comfortable that there are many reliable providers and solutions. In fact, given the competition of the marketplace and the capability of those providing software and services, it might be said that the selection challenge is less of making the right choice (as there are many right choices), and more of not making the wrong choice.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Deals and Dollars to Constraints and Costs

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Deals and Dollars to Constraints and Costs

This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


Do You Have “Security Fatigue”?

Do You Have “Security Fatigue”?

Defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), security fatigue is a weariness or reluctance to deal with computer security, leading to feelings of resignation and loss of control.


Pricing Transparency May Be Beneficial for Helping Contain Costs in eDiscovery

Pricing Transparency May Be Beneficial for Helping Contain Costs in eDiscovery

By publicly publishing pricing, vendors can help simplify the eDiscovery decision-making process by removing one of the most common concerns early in the evaluation process.


Archiving in the Enterprise in 2017: New Magic Quadrant From Gartner

Archiving in the Enterprise in 2017: New Magic Quadrant From Gartner

Published on October 30, 2017, the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving (G00322377) provides information technology and business professionals with information and insight into solutions available to meet compliance, discovery, and preservation challenges.


Market to Manage Electronic Documents in a State of Flux

Market to Manage Electronic Documents in a State of Flux

Last year, more than 30 major e-discovery companies were acquired or merged, or they disappeared. To an outside observer, it looks like an industry that is shrinking or contracting.

But at the same time, venture capital firms poured millions of dollars into startups and upstart companies offering technology to manage electronic documents in litigation. It’s enough to make lawyers wonder: Is it an industry in decline or on the rise?

The answer is a little of both. Large corporate clients are resistant to paying millions for litigation support services when a lawsuit arises. Rather, large organizations are investing in tools to manage electronic records before litigation ever happens.