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by Maureen O'NeillAugust 25, 2014
In the last few months, two different federal courts considered similar discovery scenarios, but reached opposite conclusions about how discovery should proceed. The parties agreed to a discovery plan that did not include the use of predictive coding. But after wading into discovery, the producing party realized that, in light of the volume of documents to be reviewed and the burden of conducting review with traditional methods, predicting coding could be worthwhile.
by Maureen O'NeillJuly 26, 2014
As most litigants are painfully aware, document review – even when managed efficiently and cost-effectively – often is the most expensive component of discovery. And in many cases the “second-pass” review of relevant documents for privilege, and the capture of information about privileged documents for the privilege log, becomes the most costly aspect of document review.
by Maureen O'NeillJuly 10, 2014
As covered here in the DiscoverReady blog, a number of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are in the works. As I mentioned in my last post on the amendments, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee unanimously approved the latest round of revisions and passed them on for consideration to the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Standing Committee”).
by Maureen O'NeillJune 11, 2014
Predictive coding reigned as the hot topic of conversation in legal technology circles over the last few years, but its preeminence soon may be over. Information governance now features prominently in the commentary of thought-leading lawyers and legal technologists. But what exactly is information governance? And what are the implications for e-discovery?
by Maureen O'NeillMay 29, 2014
Over the last couple years, a number of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been working their way through the rulemaking process. In two prior posts here, we explained these potential revisions, which were drafted by subcommittees of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, including the Duke Conference Subcommittee and the Discovery Subcommittee.