Predictive Coding Primer Part Two: Key Variables in a Predictive Coding Driven Review

As discussed in “Predictive Coding Primer Part One: Estimating Cost Savings,” the potential cost savings from predictive coding are substantial. If you are planning to implement the technology in your discovery plan, this article should be a useful primer on key points you’ll need to be aware of, variables at play, and their associated cost. (1)   Predictive Coding Technolog...
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Predictive Coding Primer Part One: Estimating Cost Savings

Numerous published articles have explored how predictive coding technology is a powerful e-discovery tool that, if used properly, can save clients a considerable amount of time and expense in the electronic discovery process. The practical application of predictive coding is perhaps best illustrated in Ralph Losey’s Predictive Coding Narrative, where he thoughtfully walks the r...
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Recent Order for Sanctions by N. District of Illinois Reinforces the Importance of Counsel’s Role in Supervising Discovery

In Peerless Indus., Inc. v. Crimson AV, LLC (N.D. Ill. Jan. 8, 2013), the Northern District of Illinois granted plaintiff’s motions for sanctions because defendants did not perform an adequate document collection and instead took “a back seat approach” and let the process “proceed through a vendor.” This opinion highlights a recent trend of courts and state bars cautioning clie...
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The Advantages of Using Proven Discovery Attorneys

With the rising costs of e-discovery, clients may be tempted to procure temporary contract attorneys offered by staffing agencies and managed review vendors at the lowest hourly rate. While it is imperative to have an e-discovery strategy to control spend, narrow the scope of the review set, and utilize the latest defensible technology; if part of your strategy is simply to ret...
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How to Budget for E-discovery: The Big 5 Expenses

Managing a budget in the unpredictable world of complex litigation challenges even the most experienced among us, demanding both flexibility and turn-on-a-dime responsiveness. The unprecedented capacity to collect terabytes of data, burdens imposed by unreasonable opponents, and aggressive scheduling orders are just a few factors that can send discovery costs skyrocketing.  For...
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Who should manage your document review?

For document-intensive review projects, competent project management is vital.  Early on, clients will want to identify a licensed attorney to serve as their e-discovery project manager.  The Sedona Conference, the oft-cited think-tank for e-discovery, strongly encourages this approach.  In its “Commentary on Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process” it states, “Applied to...
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Three Key Principles of Effective E-Discovery Management

Every day it seems there are countless articles on how corporations can best reduce e-discovery costs through the use of vendors and new technology. Both, when properly utilized, play an important role in lowering litigation costs.  But what about the deluge of press releases, blogs, articles, tweets, and webinars that fill our inboxes everyday promoting sophisticated methods t...
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