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Controlling E-Discovery Costs for Clients
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Textmap Partner Admin

By: Trent Walton -- Over the past several years, we’ve seen the emergence of early data assessment (EDA) software tools. EDA tools help control costs by first culling non-responsive and duplicate files, then further refining the document set by... Read More

When Law Firm Revenue Morphs into an Expense It's Not Pretty
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

It's a wonder of nature. After spending week after week eating every green leafy vegetable in sight, a caterpillar forms itself into a chrysalis. Through the miracle of metamorphosis it emerges as a butterfly, just as delicate as it is beautiful.... Read More

Outbreak of Reason Reported in Northern District of California: New E-Discovery Guidelines Released
Posted on 13 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

American litigators in high-stakes cases can be aggressive, clever, passionate, smart and, if necessary, ruthless. And costs be damned! It's how they roll. In fact, some people who study these things say that the testosterone levels of trial attorneys... Read More

When EDI is Accessible and Proportionally Affordable, Plan to Produce
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Solutions

In case you were in doubt, being asked to provide “easily accessible” digital records of thousands of paper documents you already produced may not be considered unreasonably cumulative, duplicative or burdensome, and if the related costs are... Read More

Use Predictive Coding and Get an E-Discovery Vendor, Judge Says, Or Tell Me Why You Shouldn't
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Years ago, humorous writer Fran Lebowitz was asked about criticism of a judge overseeing one of the highest profile murder trials of all time. The jurist was taking heat for what people viewed as a laid back or merely observant role in the courtroom,... Read More

Trend Spotting: Law Firms Seek to Enhance In-House E-Discovery Capabilities
Posted on 1 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Solutions

We have seen a recent uptick in announcements that law firms have developed or expanded their internal e-discovery capabilities. Providers are quick to note each time that a law firm licenses their e-discovery software, for example Read More

E-Discovery Checkpoints: A 360-Degree View-Part 1
Posted on 13 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Any image of a judge luxuriating on the bench like a silent referee on the elevated sidelines of the proceedings quickly melts away like tiny birthday candles when it comes to electronic discovery. To use a boxing metaphor, judges are clearly the "third... Read More

Exporting Data to a Cloud Could Mean Importing Trouble
Posted on 1 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Solutions

The concept of exporting might conjure up images of large shipping crates hoisted aboard ships or wheeled through the cargo bay doors of humongous transoceanic aircraft. What likely doesn’t come to mind is that invisible place where you back up... Read More

Are Controversial Changes to the Federal Procedural Rules on the Horizon?
Posted on 1 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Solutions

BY: MICHAEL ARKFELD -- Are you familiar with the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure? You should be―they are controversial and change some of the key provisions regarding management, scope of discovery and sanctions for non preservation... Read More

ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In case you were thinking of playing fast and loose with digital client information, new rules require you to think again. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to guide lawyers on use of technology... Read More

Weaving ESI into the Fabric of Your Case
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Textmap Partner Admin

By: Michael Kelleher -- A central case database where litigators track issues, witnesses, events, documents, to-do items and more is a vital tool for making e-discovery and litigation more efficient. While electronically stored information (ESI) is... Read More

Apple® Products: Sturdy Security, PC Differences Require Special Attention in Discovery
Posted on 13 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

It seems like they have been around much longer, but the first iPod ® was released by Apple Inc. in November of 2001. Suddenly many consumers were using a product made by the maker of Mac ® computers, loved by the likes of artists, designers and... Read More

Disclosing Review Methods
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Litigation can be a lot like those Russian matryoshka dolls. You know, the kind where you open one to find another, and another and another, etc.? This happens in litigation, when the parties lock horns over the search methods they will employ in e-discovery... Read More

Your Ability to Effectively Present Your Best Evidence Now Rivals Your Favorite (or Least Favorite) Talk Show
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

An effective way The Daily Show's Jon Stewart unravels politicians is to play a clip of a politician adamantly declaring his "life-long, unwavering, and impenetrable belief" that the world is round, then playing five clips of the same politico... Read More

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Selects LexisNexis Concordance FYI for Real-Time, Anywhere Access to Critical Discovery Data
Posted on 10 May 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has joined the ranks of organizations to select LexisNexis Concordance FYI for real-time, anywhere access to centralized and secure discovery... Read More