Posts Tagged ‘ediscovery’

Content Standardization: Why Litigation and Classification are Related

Content Standardization: Why Litigation and Classification are Related

Litigation readiness and classification readiness are closely related. If you standardize your content into high definition text searchable PDFs, you eliminate issues around dark data. By digitally preparing content in this manner you reduce the ‘garbage-in-garbage- out’ scenario that most RIM programs suffer from and, as many of our customers have found, you’re better able to automatically categorize your data or support other downstream processes. Once data is classified, you’re ready for litigation, not to mention all the other benefits having an organized content management system offers. You will know where data relevant to a matter is and you will be able to easily collect that data.

The biggest challenge we continue to see in organizations is their unstructured data. Unstructured data is problematic for multiple reasons, but one reason alone is enough, and that is wasted time and money in collecting irrelevant data for litigation purposes.


Insights on Legal Technology from ACG Partners

Insights on Legal Technology from ACG Partners

Published in April 2017 by ACG Partners, this new research presentation by Trevor Martin, Ben Howe, Jon Guido, and Fred Joseph provides a detailed overview of the legal technology landscape through the lens of leaders, opportunities, and investments.


IDC Publishes New MarketScape on Worldwide eDiscovery Services

IDC Publishes New MarketScape on Worldwide eDiscovery Services

2017 MarketScape assessment from IDC on where the eDiscovery services market is going, how major eDiscovery service providers compare to each other, and what criteria are considered most important for companies to consider when evaluating and selecting a vendor.


Court Excludes Evidence Developed Through Plaintiff’s Surreptitious Contact with Corporate Defendant’s Employees

Court Excludes Evidence Developed Through Plaintiff’s Surreptitious Contact with Corporate Defendant’s Employees

This case helps clearly delineate proper contact from improper gamesmanship or sharp litigation practices.


Challenged by the Old and New, Corporate E-Discovery Hits a Wall

Challenged by the Old and New, Corporate E-Discovery Hits a Wall

A survey by Osterman Research finds many corporations are unable to retain, produce and search through much of their internal data given depending on its age, type and where it’s stored.


Time To Change Your eDiscovery Mindset

Time To Change Your eDiscovery Mindset

Electronic discovery is the most substantive change to the practice of law in more than 100 years, yet many relegate it to the backseat by equating it simply with data and deeming it a litigation support issue.


Court Issues Warning To The Bar Regarding Use Of “Boilerplate” Discovery Objections

Court Issues Warning To The Bar Regarding Use Of “Boilerplate” Discovery Objections

In Liguria Foods, Inc. v. Griffith Laboratories, Inc., Judge Mark Bennett of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa required both plaintiff and defense counsel to show cause why they should not be sanctioned for discovery abuses based on the excessive use of “boilerplate” objections to discovery requests.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Privacy to Peril

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Privacy to Peril

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.


What Are Your Clients Really Saying About eDiscovery?

What Are Your Clients Really Saying About eDiscovery?

Overall, work is up — 67 percent of the Fortune 500 reported an uptick in Corporate eDiscovery work, 77 percent of survey respondents hope to increase their usage of AI and advanced analytics over the next 12 months, and two-thirds see their eDiscovery work increasing over the next 6 months.


Sedona Conference Updating Important eDiscovery Principles

Sedona Conference Updating Important eDiscovery Principles

Four years in development, the latest version of The Sedona Principles has been released by The Sedona Conference for public consideration and comment.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery for April 2017

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery for April 2017

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.


DTI Makes Strategic Investment in Valora Technologies

DTI Makes Strategic Investment in Valora Technologies

DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, management services, litigation support, and court reporting, announced that it has completed a strategic, minority investment in Valora Technologies, Inc. Valora is a leading innovator in AutoClassification, predictive analytics and document data mining technologies for information governance, eDiscovery, and records management. The investment underscores the commitment DTI has made to investing in leading-edge information governance solutions.


From Free to Fee: A Short List of eDiscovery Educational Resources

From Free to Fee: A Short List of eDiscovery Educational Resources

Provided to help data and legal discovery professionals as they learn, understand and grow in their knowledge of eDiscovery, the following short listing of comprehensive, program-based educational resources is shared for your consideration.


On-Demand Continuing Legal Education: Best Practices for eDiscovery Searching

On-Demand Continuing Legal Education: Best Practices for eDiscovery Searching

Best Practices for eDiscovery Searching: A Continuing Legal Education (CLE) On-Demand Presentation (1.0 Hour) prepared and presented by CloudNine. This CLE-approved webcast session will cover goals for effective searching, what to consider prior to collecting ESI that will be subject to search, mechanisms for culling prior to searching, mechanisms for improving search recall and precision, challenges to effective searching and recommended best practices for searching and validating your search results to ensure effective search results.


An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

An abridged look at the business of eDiscovery investments through the lens of organizations that have funded eDiscovery-related companies between 2009 and today.


The 2017 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards: eDiscovery

The 2017 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards: eDiscovery

These awards recognize 24 firms and over 200 authors (from among more than 40,000) who published their excellent thought leadership on JD Supra in 2016.


The Lucrative Days of Document Review are Over

The Lucrative Days of Document Review are Over

Document review was just the beginning. In the past few years, corporate clients have shot dead another law-firm cash cow: the due diligence phase of a merger or acquisition.


Judge Peck: Follow the Rules when Objecting to Requests for Production

Judge Peck: Follow the Rules when Objecting to Requests for Production

The December 1, 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are now
15 months old. It is time for all counsel to learn the now-current Rules and update their “form” files. From now on in cases before this Court, any discovery response that does not comply with Rule 34’s requirement to state objections with specificity (and to clearly indicate whether responsive material is being withheld on the basis of objection) will be deemed a waiver of all objections (except as to
privilege).


e-Discovery Team’s 2016 TREC Report

e-Discovery Team’s 2016 TREC Report

One of the core purposes of all of the Tracks is to demonstrate the robustness of core retrieval technology. Moreover, one of the primary goals of TREC is: [T]o speed the transfer of technology from research labs into commercial products by demonstrating substantial improvements in retrieval methodologies on real-world problems.


Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery for March 2017

Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery for March 2017

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.


Simplifying Communication of Location: What3Words

Simplifying Communication of Location:  What3Words

Using words means non-technical people can find any location accurately and communicate it more quickly, more easily and with less ambiguity than any other system like street addresses, postcodes, latitude & longitude or mobile short-links.


Technology Standards and the New EDRM

Technology Standards and the New EDRM

With this acquisition and transfer of ownership and operational leadership of the EDRM to Duke Law, it might be an appropriate time to pause and reflect on the promise and progress of the EDRM as it moves into a new stage of existence.


The Twenty-Fifth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016) Proceedings

The Twenty-Fifth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016) Proceedings

The proceedings of the TREC Total Recall Track have been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The purpose of track was to investigate methods and technologies to find, as nearly as possible, all documents in a collection that satisfy specific criteria, with reasonable effort.


Are We More Confident in eDiscovery Business Than We Were a Year Ago?

Are We More Confident in eDiscovery Business Than We Were a Year Ago?

Winter 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Extract: Almost everyone still expects eDiscovery business conditions to be as good or better six months from now.