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Exterro’s E-Discovery Case Law Library is a worthwhile resource for all eDiscovery professionals and any attorneys interested in learning more about such issues as new data types, proportionality, and reasonableness. It features a collection of simple and easy to understand analyses of the most significant eDiscovery case law throughout the country. Our blog was recently highlighted in the library, where we provide our analysis on the GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc. case.
This summer one current and one former United States District Court Judge took to the interview circuit on the topic of eDiscovery. The most common theme was that lawyers have the obligation to understand both the law and technology. More ›
A recent podcast from the Legal Talk Network's ESI Report addresses cost control, an important issue for any client, eDiscovery attorney, or eDiscovery vendor. As the sheer volume of collections continues to increase and as the complexity and variety of the data collected continues to complicate review and production, we look to new tools to streamline the process. "Nearlining" is one such tool.
Nearlining enables reviewers to set aside unnecessary data for potential use at a later time. As a review progresses and a reviewer deems certain documents non-responsive, he may nearline those documents, which reduces a client's data footprint without deleting portions of the collection. This allows reviewers to easily access and focus on the most relevant content, but also lowers costs for clients by reducing their footprint on vendor servers, thus reducing hosting costs.
It is suggested that the non-responsiveness of documents is confirmed through a quality control process before nearlining the documents.
For a full discussion or nearlining and several other cost-savings techniques, see below: