The Building Blocks of eDiscovery Investigations – 5 Key Techniques

Fact investigation is all about building hypotheses into conclusive understanding. This process is so pervasive that even TV show investigators embrace the approach. In the eDiscovery context, these activities happen in the context of language and data. A savvy investigator uses a variety of information retrieval techniques that exploit language use in different ways. Taking…

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Q & A with eDiscovery and Litigation Expert Gil Keteltas

One of the principal thought leaders in the eDiscovery industry is unquestionably Gil Keteltas. As an author, blogger, speaker, and the national co-chair of Baker Hostetler’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management practice, Gil’s discovery acumen is well polished. Moreover, Gil is an accomplished trial lawyer who is not afraid to go before a jury on behalf…

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Q & A with eDisclosure Expert Chris Dale

There is nobody with a better handle on the UK eDiscovery market (where it is also known as eDisclosure) than Chris Dale. A solicitor and former litigation partner in London and later a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant, Chris now runs the authoritative eDisclosure Information Project blog and website. He is also a…

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Lords of the Files

April 1 has come and gone, and the legal profession remains eager with anticipation to see what the overall impact will be from the recently enacted Civil Justice Reforms in England and Wales.  The reforms, often referred to as the Jackson Reforms based on the January 2010 report of Lord Justice Jackson which served as…

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Spring Breaking: eDiscovery Style

It’s that time of year.  Law offices across the country have been slightly understaffed the past few weeks, but for most of us Spring Break 2013 is now a memory.  Beautiful blue skies, nice weather, and free flowing libations at a scenic resort in southern California; yep, San Diego this time of year is the…

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Total Time & Cost to ECA

A key phase in eDiscovery is Early Case Assessment (ECA), the process of reviewing case data and evidence to estimate risk, cost and time requirements, and to set the appropriate go-forward strategy to prosecute or defend a legal case – should you fight the case or settle as soon as possible. Early case assessment can…

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Ineffective eDiscovery Raises the Cost of Healthcare

Healthcare disputes arise for many reasons.  Healthcare providers challenge payors’ claims policies, practices and actual payments.  Health insurance beneficiaries and healthcare providers dispute coverage decisions by payors.  Patients file malpractice claims when the end result of a medical procedure doesn’t meet their expectations. Healthcare disputes can lead to litigation which also leads to eDiscovery. Healthcare…

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