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4 Reasons Why They Say You Shouldn’t Use Predictive Review (Part 1)

White Papers  |  posted on May 5th, 2015  |  Request PDF

We are swimming in data. According to IBM, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, and that number is growing faster than ever. Ninety percent of the data in the world has been created in the past two years and “The Internet of Things” will create even more without human intervention. All this data—combined with tight timelines for litigation and regulatory investigations—can make document review projects impossible through traditional means and in some cases technological assistance becomes a must to meet the deadline.
In Part 1 of this series, we discuss the first of four major justifications for not adopting predictive review.

Production is the Part You Don’t Want to Get Wrong: 6 Common Production Issues and How to Fix Them

White Papers  |  posted on August 4th, 2014  |  Request PDF

In many instances, the “completion” (pretrial presentation) of an eDiscovery project is the “production” of documents that will meet the requests made by the other side.  The challenge in meeting production requests and specifications can be the variety of document types – from generic (Microsoft) Word and Excel documents to (Adobe) PDF.  Some collections may also include CAD drawings, videos, or obscure file formats that are proprietary to an industry.  Documents may contain privileged information, trade secrets, Personal Health Information, or Personally Identifiable Information (PII), which require redaction for appropriate protections.

Since productions themselves are meant to contain the relevant documents, a well-thought-out production process is key to both meeting the needs of the production request and the needs of the client.  Through many years of experience in creating productions, we’ve been able to identify a number of issues that may arise, and offer suggestions on how to resolve them.

7 Things All Law Firms (and Their IT Staff) Need to Know About HIPAA

White Papers  |  posted on November 13th, 2013  |  Request PDF

Short for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA provides standards to protect the privacy of personal health information. To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, Public Law 104-191, included “Administrative Simplification” provisions that required HHS to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions. Congress incorporated into HIPAA provisions that mandated the adoption of Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information.

Forensics Collections to E-Discovery

White Papers  |  posted on August 30th, 2013  |  Request PDF

Since the amended United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have taken effect in 2006 to incorporate electronically stored information as discoverable, technology in the legal space involves an interesting mix of forensics, e-discovery and review. There are now software companies that have done a great job in bridging the gap from forensic collections to data analysis and data/document review.

Overcoming Technological Barriers to the Duty of Competency

White Papers  |  posted on March 25th, 2013  |  Request PDF

As electronic documents continue to dwarf paper documents and assume growing importance as a component of many legal proceedings, firms are searching for new and effective ways to tackle the cumbersome tasks associated with document review.  Electronic discovery requires the investigation and review of data, be it email or spreadsheets, as well as the use of the right tools to search data during each stage of litigation.  Effectively knowing how to search for electronically stored information is a challenge for many attorneys.

BP Oil Spill Plaintiffs Successfully Deploy iCONECT Review Platform

White Papers  |  posted on March 22nd, 2013  |  Request PDF

Organizations that face complex litigation events are better prepared to face their ediscovery challenges when the stakeholders have taken steps to align their agendas, business processes, and IT infrastructure investments at the onset. Under this scenario, the ediscovery document review and collaboration platform should have the scale, performance, and infrastructure capabilities to support multiple data formats, complex workflows, and granular security, work product, and data segregation models while still meeting review and production turnaround objectives and cost constraints.

XERA Advanced Analytics with Xmplar™ Custom Find Similar Technology – A Powerful New Way to Search and Find the “Gotcha” Document

White Papers  |  posted on January 18th, 2013  |  Request PDF

Gotcha. The Smoking Gun. No matter how you refer to it, searching for – and, more importantly,
finding that crucial “ah ha” document in a sea of electronic data is critical to conducting effective legal
reviews. As electronic documents continue to dwarf paper documents and assume growing importance
as a component of many legal proceedings, firms are searching for new and effective ways to tackle the
cumbersome tasks associated with document review. We are all well aware of the human resources
and man-hours required to sift through thousands or even millions of emails, spreadsheets, contracts
and correspondence. In many instances, present legal review search technology provides limited
results—while in others it doesn’t locate the precise documents you need to find at all. In most cases,
“not finding” the right document can determine the success or failure of a legal proceeding. Hence, we
need to keep an open mind to emerging technologies that can have a positive impact on cases.