metadata

Everyday Discovery Disputes and the Need for Redacting Spreadsheet Cells

Magistrate Judge David Waxse’s Williams v. Sprint/United Mgmt. Co. opinion in 2005 was likely the first to address the challenges of redacting spreadsheets. The discovery disputes in the Williams I opinion included 1) an order to show cause why metadata was scrubbed from spreadsheets; 2) the need for redaction of Social Security Numbers; and 3)
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What Does the "Left-Hand" Side of the EDRM Cover?

This is the second in our series on our ediscovery chapter of a legal informatics textbook. If you’re catching up, read about the reasons for the EDRM.  In this series, we’re covering the ediscovery basics, including the history of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), core technical ediscovery concepts, the technologies powering ediscovery (encryption, machine
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request spreadsheet discovery

The key discovery in a case is usually a limited number of documents, sometimes just one specific record. The goal of document review is to efficiently find responsive data in a time effective manner. Spreadsheets are often key evidence in a case and can prove crucial information about anything from transfer of money, to safety
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New Document Family Search

This weekend, we released 8 new features that will enhance your ediscovery search, assignments, and user management experience. They are smaller changes, all aimed at making document review easier in a big way. You can now: 1) Retain data when you delete a reviewer Members of a review team may come and go. Ensuring that
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Canonical Metadata

Ediscovery – and therefore, litigation – relies on metadata.[1] Without it, predictive coding is less effective, searching is less robust, and review is less complete. The more accurate the metadata, the easier and faster the review process is. The challenge is that metadata is often inconsistent. Productions from different parties often use different names for
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Bates Number Any Prefix

Think of any software or app you use daily. I bet you know a few tricks or hacks to speed things up. For example, I lock header rows to the top of Excel or Google worksheets before scrolling through data sets, and my inbox auto-highlights emails sent from specific senders. Document review is no different:
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Legal Technology Innovation

There is a lot of talk about “innovation” or “disruption” especially when conversation turns to software. It’s no secret why everyone wants to be branded “innovative:” in a world of Moore’s Law, no one wants to be last year’s model. However, in the race to keep up, it’s easy to forget what innovation means. Inherent
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