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I-9 Blues: A Heads Up for Employers in I-9 Document Review

On September 22, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a notice to the public after their blog posting in the Beacon on September 16, 2014. ...more

Why You Can’t Afford To Be Disorganized

Investors, buyers and underwriters all insist on doing pre-transaction diligence to ensure that you have copies of all of your key documents and to assess whether these documents contain any unusual provisions. ...more

Let The Games Begin: Conducting Witness Interviews (Part III Of IV)

Investigators can be nerds. Some enjoy reading documents; others enjoy conducting witness interviews. Both are challenging tasks. Each requires a separate set of skills. Some investigators are able to master a document...more

Are You Facing the Prospect of a Merger Investigation?

If your organization is facing the prospect of a merger investigation and your lawyers haven’t raised the prospect of technology-assisted document review (“TAR”), then maybe you should be talking with someone...more

A Workflow for Managing Large-Scale Document Reviews

Lawyers don’t like to think of themselves as assembly line workers. It isn’t that legal work is necessarily more complicated than assembly line work. Rather, the reason is that lawyers are trained to be generalists, and as a...more

2013 Case Law: “Back to Basics” Approach Gave Us Something to Chew On

2013 for ediscovery “was a very good year.” The courts’ unified message was simple (showing a renewed interest proportionality and cooperation), clear (attorneys in 2013 must know ediscovery), and even a bit provocative (see...more

7 Tips To Cut EDiscovery Dollars

A recent study looked at how the shift from paper documents to electronically stored information (ESI) has led to sharper increases in discovery costs.* The study found that for every dollar spent on ESI production,...more

A Quick Pulse on the State of Ediscovery

Recently, while digging through pages of informational content on the state of electronic discovery, two things became abundantly clear: first, litigation costs are on the rise as “Big Data” continues to get bigger, and...more

Privileged Documents: How to Not Inadvertently Produce Them

All of the recent talk about privileged documents has been about the importance of clawback agreements. While important, it is more important to not produce privileged documents in the first place....more

Growing Judicial Acceptance of Predictive Coding Highlights the Need for Inside and Outside Counsel to Consider Its Use in...

When predictive coding technology made its way into the public consciousness in or about 2011, the biggest barrier to its widespread use – and probably the second most common question for attorneys following these issues,...more

Are Search Terms Work Product?

Parties conduct electronic discovery often by using search terms or keywords to locate relevant information during litigation. With the advent of electronic discovery, courts must now answer the question of whether the search...more

BABC eDiscovery Newsletter - April 2013

In this issue: - The Firm’s Ediscovery Team Attorneys - Case Insights - Editor’s Corner - Excerpt from Peerless Industries, Inc. v. Crimson Av, LLC, Case No. 1:11-cv-1768, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS...more

Court Permits Combination of Predictive Coding and Keyword Search

Focusing on precision rather than recall, district court finds that process complies with discovery obligations....more

Deploying Trainers in Technology-assisted Review (TAR) without “Spoiling the Broth”

Leaving little room for interpretation, the court in Coquina Investments v. Rothstein, stated that the defendants’ litany of ediscovery project management pitfalls (which involved over 200 attorneys across two firms)...more

Math and Statistics for Ediscovery Lawyers Using Technology-assisted Review (TAR)

Legal professionals learn a lot of complicated concepts and principles through education and/or practice… but they usually don’t have much—or anything—to do with math or statistics....more

Document Review: An Unheralded Entrance into the Legal Profession  [Video]

Those of you to whom the trade is familiar may likewise have heard some horror stories. But what many people, those who have heard of it and those who haven't, might not realize is that spending time as a Document Review...more

Simple questions a client can ask to expose dirty little secrets

Everyone claims to offer fee structures that are alternatives to the billable hour. Frequently, these “alternatives” are nothing more than estimated hours x hourly rates, plus “a little cushion.” So clients should...more

California Federal Court Awards Millions for Predictive Coding Costs in Document Review

A federal court in California recently awarded defendants in a patent infringement case more than $2.8 million in attorneys’ fees relating to the use of “predictive coding,” also known as “computer-assisted technology,” to...more

What Does the Crystal Ball Say on the Future of Technology Assisted Review?

The day when robots start doing legal work might come sooner than you think. Indeed, courts and litigants across the country appear to have a laserbeam focus on the newest entrant to the E-Discovery scene: computer assisted...more

Computer-Assisted Review Costs Awarded in California Patent Case

Court finds that using technology to undertake more efficient document review is reasonable. On February 1, Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California awarded more...more

The Pitfalls Of Paperless Discovery

Orginally Published in Law360 on February 23, 2012. Litigation discovery has evolved. Once, discovery meant calling up your client and asking her to look through her files to locate relevant information, resulting...more

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