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.

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

The Best E-Discovery Resources of 2018

Created on January 4, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

As the year winds down, there's a natural impulse to take stock of the year--and we're certainly no exception. So as 2018 ends, we've taken a look back at all the resources that our readers, clients, and the e-discovery community at large has found useful, and compiled them into a single blog post. So if you're looking to make some changes to your e-discovery processes, learn more about the e-discovery process, or understand how to manage your budget more effectively, this post has something for you.  Without any further ado, here are... Read More

Robinson v. City of Arkansas: A Refresher on How to Respond, Object to Discovery Requests

Created on January 4, 2019


Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

Prior to the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), it was common practice in e-discovery for responding parties to object to discovery requests as “overly broad and burdensome” without providing much in the way of support. The 2015 amendments intended, in some measure, to curb this practice, requiring attorneys to offer specific grounds justifying both their motions and objections. An example of the need for this change was found in the case ruling in Robinson v. City of Arkansas City, Kansas (D. Kan. Feb. 24, 2012). In this... Read More

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

Created on January 4, 2019


Creative Manager at Exterro

Coming out of the holidays, you've probably spent a fair bit of time describing e-discovery to your friends and family. It might have left you a little stunned for those first few days back in the office, but if you need help shaking off the rust and getting back to work, why not check out some New Year's Resolutions for E-Discovery Professionals? 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... Read More

Case Law Alert: Court Rules Party Must Validate Their Production Efforts

Created on December 28, 2018


Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

In City of Rockford v. Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 7, 2018), the ruling demonstrated that when it comes to validating your production efforts, sampling your null set may be necessary to prove that a reasonable inquiry was taken by the producing party. Overview: In this breach of contract case involving pricing for prescription medication, the parties dispute an element of their e-discovery production protocol, namely what happens after production if one party feels “certain categories of requested documents exist that were not included in production.” The plaintiffs proposed that a random sample... Read More