Review

Responding Party Controls TAR Strategy

Normally I dig through the actual ruling language for new eDiscovery caselaw. In this case my former Symantec alumni has written a great summary of the contested discovery protocols. I refrained from quoting his closing four take-aways, but they are worth a read. What caught my interest here was the defendant’s original strategy to use its “Microsoft Tool” (I bet O365 Advanced eDiscovery) to [...]

By |2020-09-16T10:38:26-05:00September 16th, 2020|Analytics, Caselaw, Collection, Processing, Analysis, Review, News|0 Comments

Preserving the Context of Privileged Communications

The article is a long and rather scholarly coverage of the evolution of the communication privilege. It brings up a couple interesting issues for retention policies and classification systems. First is the need to retain the actual communication wrapper for legal work product to preserve privilege. The proliferation of online meetings, chat and collaboration channels are generally considered informal communications and not addressed by [...]

By |2020-09-14T12:41:08-05:00September 14th, 2020|Analytics, Content Management, Caselaw, Privacy, Review, News|0 Comments

A.I. Liability: Tools No Better Than Trainers

I do a lot of acceptance and QC testing for clients as their designated 30(b)(6) witness of their discovery systems. In fact, I like to find hidden gotchas and exceptions that I can take back to providers to fix. In over 30 years I have never found a ‘bad’ analytic system. Instead I frequently encounter users who do not ‘trust but verify’ before they [...]

By |2020-09-01T14:04:19-05:00September 1st, 2020|Analytics, Processing, Analysis, Review, Essay|0 Comments

Are You Ready for Thousands of Zoom-Teams Transcripts?

This week Microsoft added an automated transcription feature to their online Word. It is easy to use and renders a surprisingly accurate transcript that differentiates between speakers and keeps the times of the conversation segments. This is great from a user perspective. Why bother to keep meeting notes when you have a free transcript of everything said? It does present some challenges to your [...]

10 Ways Zapproved Says You Have to Spend to Save

I try to read provider marketing papers when they are not hidden behind the contact collection wall, especially when they promise lists of cost saving tips. In this case, the list of ten tips seems to boil down to in-sourcing your ediscovery and buy Zapproved’s products. The overall principals behind the ‘tips’ are sound if rather obvious. Unfortunately, my PDF copy was missing all [...]

Do You Trust Your PC/TAR?

I am not recommending that you read this draft academic paper. It is pretty dry and focused mainly on societal trust of A. I. systems. Rob Robinson quotes the full introduction section that details the above four principals before diving into academic jargon.  Lack of trust and ‘explanation accuracy’ seem to be the primary adoption barriers to PC/TAR relevance determination scenarios. Counsel is fine [...]

By |2020-08-21T10:27:38-05:00August 21st, 2020|Analytics, Academic, Analysis, Review, News|0 Comments

Dedicated Non-US RelOne Instance?

Most eDiscovery M&A is all about consolidating customer bases or creating a more exciting technology solution. Press releases focus on the ‘better together’ story and frequently skip hard details like potential redundancies or layoffs. The snippet above about a ‘dedicated RelativityOne environment in Canada’ caught my attention. Legility has not yet responded to my questions about whether this instance is Legility owned, hosted and [...]

By |2020-08-11T16:23:44-05:00August 11th, 2020|Processing, Analysis, Review, Canada, News|1 Comment

Can Reveal-NexLP Analytics Solution Compete with RelOne CAAT?

When Jay Leib and team created the NexLP Story Engine™ in 2013 it only ran on top of a Relativity instance. That made sense given the team’s deep Relativity knowledge and relationships. I always wondered how long that dependence would last following kCura’s 2016 acquisition of Content Analyst. It lasted a lot longer than I initially expected. So the real question here is how [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:30:15-05:00August 11th, 2020|Platform, Analytics, Provider, Analysis, Review, News|0 Comments

The New Buzzword – New Law?

Always interesting to see a new marketing term floated to see if it will stick. Zack provides good context and differentiation of the ‘New Law’ solutions being spun out of firms. We have known that the traditional partner track firm model has been slowly eroding. The days of massed associates pulling 12 hours coding shifts to plow through millions of documents are ending. Many [...]

By |2020-08-05T11:59:00-05:00August 5th, 2020|Provider, Firm, Analysis, Review, News|0 Comments

Pricing Bait and Switch Games

Refreshing blog calling out classic eDiscovery sales/billing/pricing games. Our industry is rife with reps who are pressured to bid low and bill high. I do not recall being called an ‘ediscovery wonk’, but if the hat fits I will wear it. Since RFP engagements regularly follow up my typical strategy assessment or health check engagements, I see these games all the time. Cat’s basic [...]

By |2020-08-04T10:30:20-05:00August 4th, 2020|Platform, Provider, Processing, Analysis, Review, Production, News|0 Comments
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