A New Discovery -- How leveraging e-discovery tools can reduce the time and money spent on a lawsuit


Originally pulished in the August 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California.

Litigation is not only costly but also extremely time consuming, especially when it comes to document review and evidence procurement. But in recent years, technological tools have enabled e-discovery to speed up the process and reduce expenses.

“When it comes to litigation, studies indicate that 60 to 90 percent of the cost is discovery,” says Lael Andara, a partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn and Bentley PC. “The person who understands the tools and adopts the technology can try the case for significantly less, and can get to the key information and be in a better position to resolve the dispute sooner.”

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