Ediscovery: Information is Free

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Infinity_hexagonal_axonometric_svg_sml, © Nevit Dilmen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia CommonsOn August 3, 2015, ediscovery SAAS provider Logikcull unveiled the first all-inclusive, flat rate pricing plans in the ediscovery industry. I interviewed Logikcull’s CEO, Andy Wilson, about his company and its business model. What follows is an abridged version of that interview, vetted by Andy for accuracy. Continue reading

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Minds Matter: H5, Rules-Based TAR, and Cooperation

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dipole_small copyThis article is about how H5‘s rules-based approach to technology-assisted review provides a great framework for illustrating cooperation in ediscovery. But first, some context.

By this time next year, Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will have been amended to codify the principles of proportionality and cooperation between opposing counsel. Continue reading

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Cinema: EDiscovery

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The Great Seal with lightningJoe Looby’s unique historical documentary, The Decade of Discovery (10th Mountain Films), shows how a few lawyers, judges, and scholars recognized the scope of the looming electronic discovery juggernaut and took the first major systematic steps to rein it in. Continue reading

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Revolutionary Model EDiscovery Protocol

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low-hangingRalph Losey reviews Judge Paul Grimm’s revolutionary model ediscovery protocol order here. Under Judge Grimm’s protocol, parties first produce admissible evidence and only later produce matter “reasonably calculated.”

Judge Grimm is using his discretion to effectively rewrite the Federal Rules to harness the efficiencies that electronic discovery can provide and that proportionality requires. If his method proves out (as I believe it will, at least in larger cases) it will completely transform discovery.

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Deduplication Protocol

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Please take a look at Craig Ball’s informative blog post on deduplication and my comment. Craig explains why deduplication isn’t more widely used even though it makes ediscovery faster and cheaper, and he describes the main methods of deduplication. I add my view that reasonable counsel should agree on a bilateral deduplication method before any deduplication is done, and I include a few considerations about how counsel should use proportionality to determine what method is appropriate under the circumstances.

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