Where Did My Discovery Dollars Go? Cost Savings in the Era of E-Discovery


In 2010, approximately 294 billion emails were sent every day, and the amount of data generated equalled 1.2 trillion gigabytes, which, if printed, would cover every inch of the United States in a stack of paper three feet deep. The amount of potential data created or entering your company’s computer network, combined with the increasing ability to store it cheaply, has created problems when it comes to the production of documents during litigation. While you may have so far avoided the difficulties associated with the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), eventually, as in-house counsel, you will have to deal with it. This article will give a brief overview of cost-saving suggestions when e-discovery comes up during litigation.

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