Tag Archives: e-Discovery

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Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

By Ryan Beene and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg News Volkswagen AG’s top U.S. lawyer and the leader of its emissions-testing lab in California are among the employees whose mobile devices were either lost or erased as the company’s diesel cheating scandal emerged, according to court records made public on Thursday. David Geanacopoulos, VW Group of

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Eyeing Expansion, Chicago E-discovery Company Rebrands

One of the biggest e-discovery software companies is rebranding itself as it sets its sights on international expansion.  Over the weekend, Chicago-based kCura — which produces the widely used data processing and review software, Relativity, and attracts thousands of e-discovery practitioners to its annual Relativity Fest every fall — rebranded itself as Relativity. Andrew Sieja, kCura founder and

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Four Considerations for Managing E-Discovery in a Changing Tech Environment

How cloud productivity tools like Office 365, Google and Box are changing the way we should look at e-Discovery By Sarah Thompson, Senior Product Manager, Zapproved, Inc. As increasing numbers of corporations move to cloud productivity solutions like Microsoft Office 365, Box, Google Apps, and others, the legal department is tasked with the expanded challenge

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Will Technology Slow the Growth of e-Discovery Services?

In the Rand Institute’s oft-cited 2012 report “Where Does the Money Go,” the authors bet that of all possible solutions, predictive coding technology would be most likely to reduce the high cost of large e-Discovery projcts. “We believe that one way to achieve substantial savings in producing massive amounts of electronic information would be to let

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What Must Happen Before Technology is Widely Used in e-Discovery? (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post is a discovery and information governance consultant. By Philip Favro, Driven, Inc. In recent weeks, courts have shattered the silence on technology-assisted review (TAR) that has pervaded eDiscovery practice in the U.S. for most of 2016. Last month, a U.S. Tax Court issued its second opinion in Dynamo

Epiq E-Discovery Buyout Valued at $1 Billion

In the largest deal this year in the e-Discovery service space, Epiq Systems announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to a stock purchase buyout valued at $1 billion. Under the terms of the deal announced, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s private equity arm and Harvest Partners will pay $16.50 in cash for Epiq’s shares, a 42 percent

Does kCura’s Cloud Software Signal a Shift in Strategy?

Earlier this month, Chicago-based kCura announced it plans to release a new version of its flagship e-Discovery software, called RelativityOne. Under the new system, the company’s partners — who provide e-Discovery services, such as data hosting, and review by licensing kCura’s software — will be able to store data in the Microsoft Azure cloud, as opposed