When the costs of eDiscovery skyrocket because of your data volumes, it’s tempting to ask your employees to take the lead in collecting their own data. After all, everyone knows how to handle email, right? How hard can it be? But keep in mind that not all employees are technically savvy, and it’s … Read more about The Problems With Self-Collection in eDiscovery
In the early 2000s, eDiscovery was still the Wild West. Before the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended in 2006 to address eDiscovery in the wake of the Zubulake cases (with opinions from 2003 to 2005), and even afterward, few, if any, clear standards existed governing the use of … Read more about What is the EDRM, and Why Does it Matter for eDiscovery?
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) requires parties to litigation to meet early in a case—the rule’s language specifies “as soon as practicable,” absent a court order, and at least 21 days before the court holds a scheduling conference or before the Rule 16(b) scheduling order is due. The rule … Read more about 10 Steps to Prepare You for a Rule 26(f) eDiscovery Conference
One week you’re handling a tiny eDiscovery matter with 5 gigabytes of data for review. The next, you’re swimming in a case with a terabyte of data (that’s roughly 35 million pages!). No matter the size of the case, you need a review platform, team, and workflow that can flex to handle a deluge of … Read more about Why Scalability Matters for Successful eDiscovery
Although the days of document review teams sifting through boxes filled with thousands of paper documents, flagging them with different brightly colored sticky notes for relevance, privilege, and “hotness,” may be over, paper hasn’t disappeared entirely from the review process. Sometimes contracts, … Read more about Does Paper Still Play a Role in eDiscovery in the Electronic Age?
Data: these days, it’s everywhere you don’t want it to be—at least when it comes to eDiscovery. All the conveniences that modern technology offers us for anytime, anywhere work, collaboration, and communication can add up to trouble when it’s time to collect, review, and produce that information for … Read more about Do You Know Where All the Data You Need for eDiscovery Is Hiding in Your Organization?
During discovery, you’re excited to dig into the collection of documents the opposing side just shared with you in response to your requests for production—that is, until you realize that they’ve given you the dreaded document dump. There is no discernible organization to what you’ve received, and … Read more about How to Handle an eDiscovery Production from the Opposing Party
“Spoliation”: the word alone is enough to cause even the most steely-nerved advocate’s heart to skip a beat. The headlines we read about courts sanctioning parties tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars for the loss of evidence are terrifying, as are the other potential consequences: the … Read more about 5 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Spoliating Evidence in eDiscovery
When the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) starts a patent-infringement investigation, you’d better buckle up and brace yourself for the ride. ITC investigations under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 (Section 337 investigations) focus on any unfair act in the importation of products into the U.S. These … Read more about Discovery Before the ITC: The Higher the Stakes, the Higher the Burden
Even with all the technological advancements of the last 20 years, document review remains the slowest, costliest phase of eDiscovery. For most review projects, technology only takes you so far: attorneys still have to manually look at pages upon pages of potentially discoverable data to determine … Read more about Limit the Costs and Control the Timeline of eDiscovery Review With Near-Deduplication
On May 30, 2019, at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Lambda Legal will present its 2019 West Coast Liberty Awards—and this year, for the first time, iDiscover is proud to be a contributing sponsor . We’re inspired by Lambda Legal’s mission and excited to participate in this celebration of … Read more about iDiscover Is Proud to Sponsor Lambda Legal’s West Coast Liberty Awards
First, we were told that digital media would take the place of paper, resulting in streamlined, efficient, environmentally friendly paperless offices. As we all know, that hasn’t happened. Along those same lines, despite the warning that email will eventually be phased out and replaced by new … Read more about Email Threading: Don’t Start eDiscovery Without It