The reliability and accuracy of the predictive coding process depends heavily on the identity of the documents in the seed set (including documents deemed irrelevant), because the seed set is the primary source used to teach...more
Staying ahead of the curve is everything in ediscovery, and the ediscovery.com Pulse is generating all kinds of buzz amongst lawyers and practitioners looking to improve their output. About a month ago, nearly 150 Legal Tech...more
As we’ve stated before, many organizations and law firms spend a significant amount of time and money creating and recreating the ediscovery process as each case arises. Thankfully, the multi-matter management approach (also...more
It’s a common refrain that, while courts have allowed the use of technology assisted review, no court has yet blessed the outcome of an imperfect technology assisted review process over the objection of another party. But...more
While the snow and ice could have put a serious damper on day two’s events at LTNY 2014, it soon became clear that attendees were willing to brave the elements when the first keynote of the day went ‘standing room only.’ But...more
Applying U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit law and addressing whether e-discovery costs are recoverable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed in part, vacated in...more
For a new year perspective, we asked the team at Kroll Ontrack what they considered as trends to watch in eDiscovery in 2014. Here's what we heard back...more
In some respects, 2013 seemed like a conversation between Vladimir and Estragon. Some commentators likened it to a simple, unified message that finally had E-Discovery practitioners, litigators in general, and affected...more
What happens when seven of the smartest, most articulate ediscovery professionals come together for an hour talk about—quite frankly—whatever they want?
Just yesterday Josh Gilliland, Samir Mathur, Barry Murphy, Ralph...more
Banas v. Volcano, 2013 WL 5513246 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 4, 2013).
In this search dispute, the defendants unilaterally adopted a “triangulation” approach to identifying ESI responsive to the plaintiffs’ requests for...more
In its just-issued Regulatory Notice 13-40, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that the Discovery Guide Amendments recently approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will become...more
P.R. Tel. Co. v. San Juan Cable LLC, 2013 WL 5533711 (D.P.R. Oct. 7, 2013).
In this antitrust case, the plaintiff sought an adverse inference instruction against the defendants, who allegedly failed to preserve...more
The Rules Advisory Committee has recommended proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that would set guidelines for courts to follow when evaluating a request for sanctions for spoliation of discovery...more
In re Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Prods. Liab. Litig., 2013 WL 5377164 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 25, 2013).
In this multidistrict product liability litigation, the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) sought to compel...more
Westdale Recap Props v. NP/I & G Wakefield Commons, LLC, 2013 WL 5424844 (E.D.N.C. Sept. 26, 2013).
In this real estate case, the plaintiffs motioned to compel the defendants to respond further to their requests for...more
SJS Distrib. Sys. v. Sam’s East, Inc., 2013 WL 5596010 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 11, 2013).
In this breach of contract case, the defendant sought sanctions against the plaintiff. The defendant claimed that over 150 relevant...more
Law firm leaders who embrace predictive analytics to manage their businesses and their practices can establish a sustainable competitive advantage over competitors who rely on gut instinct and sheer intellect to leader their...more
Big Data, Structured Data, Unstructured Data – these terms are becoming the buzzwords of ediscovery, but what do they mean?
Structured data refers to information residing inside complex applications, such as...more
Now firmly settled in the digital era, where more and more companies have transitioned to paperless environments and where generation of electronic documents and correspondence is the norm, discovery of electronic data, or...more
In This Issue:
- Small businesses beware: IRS deploys “big data” to scrutinize cash transactions
- Google’s scanning of emails may constitute wiretapping: Federal District Court denies Google’s motion to dismiss...more
For most civil litigants, discovery is an unprecedented invasion of privacy. Private letters, notes to one’s self, off-the-cuff emails, financial details and transactions, photographs, and all other forms of memorializing...more
One of the trending phrases in the legal marketplace is “big data,” which refers loosely to the synthesis of massive amounts of data, often from disparate data sets, to provide leaders with predictive analytics and better...more
Predictive coding and other advanced technologies have changed the ediscovery landscape in a major way by offering the potential to increase efficiencies and decrease costs from collection through production. The fact that...more
Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck has observed that judicial understanding and resolution of ediscovery disputes can benefit from “bring your geek to court day” — where those knowledgeable about ESI issues in a case participate...more
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
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