Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery & Privacy 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.

Rethinking Law Department Budgeting and More E-Discovery News of the Week

Created on June 18, 2012

Corporate Counsel: Shannon Green reports on one GC who has reaped the benefits of a flat-fee pricing model for outside law firms here.Baseline: A recent report by IBM reveals that increased use of social media applications and mobility are among the key areas of focus for midmarket CEOs. Read a recap of the report here.Electronic Discovery Law: K&L Gates bloggers report on the completion of phase two of the Seventh Circuit's E-Discovery Pilot Program here.Law Technology News: Legal Intelligencer reporter Gina Passarella analyzes the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to adopt changes to... Read More

Reduce E-Discovery Costs Before Data Collection, Processing & Review

Created on June 13, 2012


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Reduce, minimize, trim, cut – use any adjective you want. Corporate legal teams are still searching for the right equation to contain e-discovery costs. Predictive coding and computer assisted review have garnered a lot attention as the newest, best technology for reducing e-discovery costs. What's getting lost in the mix, and somewhat overshadowed by the Da Silva Moore hoopla, are the front-end technologies and steps legal teams can leverage at the outset of a case to reduce costs, before data collection, processing and review.Imagine e-discovery evidence in terms of a funnel in... Read More

Discovering Social Media: No Place for Privacy

Created on June 6, 2012


Director of Marketing at Exterro

The following post is a re-post from Peer to Peer Magazine which can be read here.Every day, millions of people post status updates, photos and videos on social media websites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Once the province of teenagers and college students, these sites are now demanding the attention of legal professionals who are encountering evidence created via social media in a growing number of civil matters. In one such wrongful death case, Lester v. Allied Concrete Co. (Va. Cir. Ct. 2011), the plaintiff, Lester, and his legal counsel made... Read More

Expediting E-Discovery Before Meet & Confer Conferences

Created on June 1, 2012


Director of Marketing at Exterro

In highly contested cases, serious concerns may arise that opposing parties may delete or modify electronically stored information (ESI) before e-discovery. To ensure that adequate preservation measures are taken beyond just filing a complaint and attaching a duty to preserve, legal teams should try and expedite the e-discovery process. With a showing of good cause by the moving party, courts will grant discovery before 26(f) conferences. In United Factory Furniture Corp. v. Alterwitz that is exactly what the plaintiffs did. Within the complaint, the plaintiff, United Factory Furniture Corp. (UFFC), alleged among... Read More

What the Market Really Wants From E-Discovery Software

Created on May 30, 2012


It's easy for e-discovery software vendors to tout what the market wants and needs. Of course, vendor perceptions don't always reflect true market realities. It's much better when you can go straight to the source in determining the true challenges organizations face with e-discovery and how technology can help.Industry analysts play a critical role in bridging customer needs with vendor capabilities. Last week, Gartner released its 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, a comprehensive review of the e-discovery software market based on how well vendors are supporting end-user needs. The eDJ Group... Read More

BREAKING NEWS! Exterro a Visionary in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software

Created on May 24, 2012

Gartner has released its 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, and Exterro was named a 'visionary' for the second year in a row. In its analysis of e-discovery software vendors conducted by senior analysts Debra Logan and Sheila Childs, Gartner pointed out that the market has shifted dramatically over the last year with more and more end users demanding end-to-end e-discovery functionality. Exterro was among those companies lauded for expanding its range of functions to cover the full EDRM spectrum. The Gartner report also noted that Exterro is one of the only... Read More

Spoliation Equals Case Dismissal for Plaintiffs in NY Case

Created on May 24, 2012


Director of Marketing at Exterro

When people consider spoliation sanctions they most likely think of monetary penalties or, in extreme cases, adverse inference rulings. But a recent case out of New York might make one re-think how the spoliation of evidence can affect the outcome of a case. In 915 Broadway Associates, LLC v. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP (N.Y. Sup. Feb. 16, 2012), the plaintiffs were served by the New York Supreme Court with one of the most severe sanctions possible – CASE DISMISSAL.CASE FACTSIn this convoluted legal malpractice case, the plaintiffs, 915 Broadway, sued... Read More