Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Who Told You Edition)

Created on January 17, 2019


Knowing the audience for this blog, I'm certain that no one reading this blog has ever had a moment like this. But it does speak to one truth about e-discovery: mistakes happen, whether they're the product of poor planning or simple human error. One area that's prime for mistakes--but that you can do something about--is employee transitions. Check out Exterro's white paper on preventing data loss for some helpful hints to avoid at least one type of spoliation. You can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons or download our anthology... Read More

Case Law Alert: Microsoft’s Proportionality Argument Rejected--Find Out Why

Created on January 15, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Corel Software v. Microsoft (D. Utah Oct. 5, 2018) demonstrates that when information is relevant to the claims and defenses in a case, strong evidence must be used to support an argument against the production of this relevant information. Overview: In this infringement dispute between two software companies, the defendant, Microsoft, sought a protective order “barring further retention and production” of Telemetry Data based on it being “infeasible because of its size.” Microsoft claims that producing this data would be “highly burdensome” and thus disproportionate under Rule 26(b)(1) due in part to GDPR obligations... Read More

6 Reasons Why E-Discovery Professionals Need Project Management

Created on January 14, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

While legal project management (LPM) is, in essence, the application of project management principles to legal matters, for some reason, many organizations have been slow to embrace LPM. Oftentimes, especially in e-discovery, legal teams stumble through a reactive process, issuing legal holds, preserving electronically stored information (ESI), then collecting and reviewing it in ad hoc, and costly, fashion.  Of course, it doesn't have to be this way. Organizations can and should implement LPM principles in order to gain control over costs, time, and perhaps most importantly, risk. However, as any expert (or novice)... Read More

A Day in the Life of an E-Discovery Professional: Christa Haskins, CEDS

Created on January 14, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Author’s Note: In this series, we’re interviewing e-discovery professionals to understand what a typical day (if such a thing exists) looks like for them. The days portrayed in these articles are a composite of the tasks performed, conversations held, and meetings attended, and give others a sense of the way more experienced e-discovery practitioners structure their professional life. Today we’re looking at a day in the life of Christa Haskins, CEDS, E-Discovery/ESI Support Manager at Becton Dickinson. Read More

Winter 2018-19 Release: What's New in Exterro's E-Discovery Platform?

Created on January 11, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro® Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations, today announced the availability of the Winter 2019 release of the Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite. New capabilities include Exterro Office 365 Explorer and Exterro Data Explorer, in addition to other improvements across the Exterro suite addressing every phase of the e-discovery process.  “With the Winter 2019 product release, Exterro provides significant additions and improvements to the Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite, giving users the ability to significantly reduce the time, money... Read More

Is 2019 the Year the Legal AI Predictions Come True?

Created on January 11, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

January is without a doubt the most forward-looking month of the year. Between the turning of the calendar and the long, dark, cold, and wet nights, most people’s minds turn toward the future—specifically, imagining the future. Whether that future is one in which we all read more/eat better/lose weight/exercise daily/learn a foreign language/clean out the garage, or one in which our robot overlords have arrived, January brings out the impulse to make resolutions, and second to that, the impulse to make predictions. You don’t have to Google hard to find articles making... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Bird Box Edition)

Created on January 11, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

If you're trying to manage legal holds with spreadsheets and emails, you may as well be operating blind. And if you know someone who thinks that's the right way to meet their legal obligations, you might want to encourage them to learn a little bit from Exterro's Beginner's Guide to Legal Holds. You can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons or download our anthology of The Top 10 E-Discovery Memes of 2018 if you haven't gotten enough, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues. Remember, E-Discovery is always better... Read More