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The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding

How does innovation make an impact? Sometimes it lands with a bang, like the iPhone. Other times, it builds gradually toward a greater transformation. At some point, greater speed doesn’t just make a technology a bit faster. More convenience doesn’t just make it a bit easier. Something new becomes possible, regional practices go global and
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The Hound of the Boilerplate Objections

Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck is one of the leading judges on ediscovery and a longtime Sherlock Holmes fan. Judge Peck’s opinion in the trademark and copyright case Fischer v. Forrest is a study in scarlet for those who make boilerplate discovery objections.1  Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 34(b)(2)(B)-(C) was supposed to be the Reichenbach
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AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the media and enterprise technology vendors is a major focus. AJ argues that, with five key factors, entrepreneurs can experience success with
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Don’t gamble on ediscovery

In my job, I spend a lot of time talking to customers and potential customers. I hear what they’re worried about, and what their priorities are. It’s the most useful thing I do all day. Oftentimes, the feedback is expected: they care about ease of use and fast, accurate search. However, sometimes trends emerge that
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The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building cases

In February 2014, amid public outcry and widespread reports of problems with its ignition systems, General Motors began the largest series of automotive recalls in history. By the end of the year, nearly 29 million vehicles were involved, and litigation followed close behind. The result was General Motors Ignition Switch MDL—a massive class-action lawsuit that
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How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience

The importance of user experience in improving efficiency has been well established. But not everyone has the same idea of what “user experience” means – or any idea at all. Here’s how this sometimes-confusing concept applies in the legal industry. Whether you’re reviewing a legal brief or planning for a deposition, you want to use
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Why One Entrepreneur Chose Legaltech

Why One Entrepreneur Chose Legaltech When Inc and Forbes list today’s hottest industries, they’re more likely to talk about drones and artificial intelligence than legal innovation. Not only are robots easier to picture, but they’re infinitely sexier than a better litigation experience. This lack of mainstream attention hasn’t dissuaded those who see the opportunities in
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