The Outsized Impact of Text Messages on Litigation

By: Phil Favro, Principal, PRESA Consulting Text messages are having an outsized impact on the results of litigation. To be sure, text messages may be highly relevant in certain cases, particularly since they often reflect unguarded communications from message participants on key issues. More often than not, however, the impact of text messages on litigation arises from a party’s failure … Read More

The Impact that the Changing Nature of Documents is Having on eDiscovery

By: Philip Favro, Presa Consulting Abstract Notions about what constitutes a “document” have significantly changed over the years, leading to increasing complexity for government agencies and regulators in both the discovery process and during investigations. While government agencies and regulators may know that relevant information often can be found among “documents” such as messages and hyperlinked content found in chat … Read More

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Understanding the Importance of a Structured Data Agreement in eDiscovery

By: Ken Baldesi, Vice President, Client Services A structured data agreement is a type of contract that formalizes the relationship between the parties involved in an eDiscovery process. It has three main purposes: to outline how data should be collected, processed, and preserved; it defines the time frames for disclosure and production as well as address any other issues related … Read More

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Lessons Learned for 2022: Spotlighting Five eDiscovery Trends from 2021

By: Philip Favro, Consultant, IG and eDiscovery With the New Year upon us, it is worth looking back at some of the top eDiscovery cases and trends from 2021 and exploring the lessons they offer going forward in 2022. 1. Frame the Issues with an Effective Preservation Demand Letter Cases: Gomez v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville, 2021 WL 3406687 (M.D. … Read More

What Litigants Should Know About New Court Decisions on Categorical Privilege Logs

By: Philip Favro, Consultant, IG and eDiscovery Parties are turning to privilege log alternatives like metadata logs, categorical logs, and logs reflecting samples of privileged documents to ameliorate the burdens of preparing document-by-document logs. As they do so, courts have in turn issued several recent opinions that provide guidance for how parties should handle the development of these logs, particularly categorical logs. That guidance … Read More

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Business May Be Your Coworker

By: Nate Latessa, Vice President of Corporate Services Intellectual property theft results mostly from insider threats or employees who feel entitled to information, which they maliciously sell to other corporations. They use their legitimate access to the organization’s network, database, and application to source the information. Common culprits for such thefts include current employees, third parties like partners, contractors, temporary … Read More

Innovative Discovery Introduces AnalyzID, an Intellectual Property Theft Detection Tool

[Arlington, VA, August 5, 2021] – Innovative Discovery (ID), data experts serving law firms, corporations, and government agencies through the information lifecycle, is proud to announce the launch of its one-of-a-kind intellectual property theft detection kit, AnalyzID. AnalyzID provides a quick and in-depth forensic analysis of departed employees’ computers and automatically flags suspicious activity. The analysis focuses on three main areas: evidence of … Read More

Trends Shaping the Future of eDiscovery

By: Ken Baldesi, Vice President, Client Services 2020 caused numerous changes in the legal and information governance industries. Legal professionals had no choice but to adapt to the new norm to continue running their day-to-day activities. These events have made it essential to stay updated on the trends that will impact eDiscovery.  So, what are the trends shaping the future … Read More

Process FOIA Requests More Efficiently

By James Perkins, Chief Client Officer Processing a Freedom of Information Act request is a complex and time-consuming task. Federal agencies struggle to keep up with the workload, and the lack of adequate technology often holds them back. As the number of requests and the amount of information to search increase every year, better techniques are necessary. An agency receiving … Read More

Trends and Tools for eDiscovery – a webinar recap

By: Savannah Aaron, Marketing Manager The world of legal technology and eDiscovery tools has always evolved at a fast pace. The emergence of the global pandemic earlier this year, however, transformed the way we work, communicate, and create new data, resulting in a highly dynamic eDiscovery landscape and trends we never could have predicted. A panel of experts gave their … Read More