Moving Beyond Litigation Support

By Sonam Sharma(Originally published on ILTAnet.org, February 19, 2021)     The age-old adage of change being the only constant has never been truer than in today’s times. With pandemic …

Meeting Modern Discovery Demands with Relativity Collect and X1

  As we’ve all heard time and again, 2020 was a transformative year—and in our space, it has had a huge impact and really changed the way people work. With …

The Reddit Evidence Hotbed: Three Important Tips for Reddit Web Investigations

By John Patzakis and Ashley Aranega   Over the past two weeks, stock traders fueled by Reddit message boards have engaged in a classic short squeeze that could involve potentially …

eDiscovery Collection of Large File Shares: An Unaddressed Major Pain Point

  One of the major unaddressed challenges for eDiscovery and other digital investigations involves very large file servers that host shared documents. The data volumes for these file shares is …

Traditional eDiscovery Processing is Now Obsolete

  eDiscovery can be a very expensive process and time consuming when traditional methods are employed. With legacy processes, from the time ESI collection starts, it often takes weeks for …

Relativity Highlights Its X1 Integration for ESI Collection

  Recently, Relativity hosted a live webinar featuring the integration of the X1 Distributed Discovery platform with its RelativityOne Collect solution. This X1/Relativity integration enables game-changing efficiencies in the eDiscovery …

Compelling Case Study for Remote eDiscovery Collection in a High-Stakes Litigation

While our personal and business lives will hopefully return to normal soon, the trend of an increasingly remote and distributed workforce is here to stay. This “new normal” necessitates updated …

Intelligent ESI Collection Integrated with Relativity Can Cut eDiscovery Costs by 90 Percent

One of the biggest drivers of excessive eDiscovery costs is ESI over-collection. This in turn leads to a larger amount of data entering the processing and initial review funnel. These …

Federal Judge: Custodian Self-Collection of ESI is Unethical and Violates Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

In E.E.O.C. v. M1 5100 Corp., (S.D. Fla. July 2, 2020), Federal District Judge Matthewman excoriated defense counsel for allowing the practice of unsupervised custodian ESI self-collection, declaring that the practice …

Lawson v. Spirit Aerosystems: Federal Court Blasts “Bloated” ESI Collection, Rendered TAR Ineffective

Technology Assisted Review (TAR), when correctly employed, can significantly reduce legal review costs with generally more accurate results than other traditional legal review processes. However, the benefits associated with TAR …

How to Implement an Effective eDiscovery Search Term Strategy

By Mandi Ross and John Patzakis A key Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provision that greatly impacts eDiscovery processes is Rule 26(f), which requires the parties’ counsel to “meet and …

True Proportionality for eDiscovery Requires Smart Pre-Collection Analysis

Proportionality-based eDiscovery is a goal that all judges and corporate attorneys want to attain. Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1), parties may  discover any non-privileged material that is relevant …

Remote Collection: The Apple Pay of eDiscovery in a COVID-19 World

I often continue doing things just because that’s the way I’ve always done them.  There is a level of comfort that comes from familiarity, and to be honest as I …

Remote ESI Collection and Data Audits in the Time of Social Distancing

The vital global effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic will likely disrupt our lives and workflows for some time. While our personal and business lives will hopefully return to normal …

X1 Integrates Social Media and Web Evidence Collections into Relativity

As succinctly noted by The Florida Bar Association in its publication, Florida Law Journal: “Social media is everywhere. Nearly everyone uses it. Litigants who understand social media–and its benefits and limitations–can immeasurably …

Court Compels Forensic Imaging of Custodian Computer, Imposes Sanctions Due to Non-Defensible eDiscovery Preservation Process

HealthPlan Servs., Inc. v. Dixit, et al., 2019 WL 6910139 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 19, 2019), is an important eDiscovery case addressing what is required and expected from organizations to comply …

CaCPA Compliance Requires Effective Investigation and eDiscovery Capabilities

The California Consumer Protection Act, (CaCPA ), which will be in full force on January 1, 2020,  promises to profoundly impact major US and global organizations, requiring the overhaul of …