productivity

Strategic Document Review: From Issue Coding to Privilege Logs

Strategy is key to finding relevant and responsive discovery to requests for production. In the case of FlowRider Surf, Ltd. v. Pac. Surf Designs, Inc., the Defendant brought a motion to compel production of documents for all search term “hits” without any relevancy review.1 The Defendant claimed that because their requests for production were “narrowly-tailored
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A holiday gift for you

The holidays are made for relaxing. Friends, family, a warm fire, a good book. Except, it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? When the stakes are high, and you’re up against a court-imposed deadline, the work presses on. We had a client a few months back with a large, time-sensitive project. They had
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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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Assignments for Second Pass Review

Many of us are familiar with John Wanamaker’s lament, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Now the legal industry is asking the same question of ediscovery, as demand intensifies for case and firm efficiency. There’s no shortage of advice on how to trim the
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We’re excited to announce a new round of updates to our litigation tool: one major new feature and five smaller ones. Introducing Search Term Reports Search term reports are a significant new offering that will allow administrators to perform early case assessment (ECA), make informed staffing decisions more quickly, and triage review. This feature provides
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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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