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Does Fiduciary Duty in Adversarial System Engender Conformation Bias in eDiscovery?

Charles Chaffin’s Numb: How the Information Age Dulls Our Senses and How We Can Get them Back on conformation bias got me thinking about our new generation A.I. review systems. Legal practitioners have long known about the dangers of conformation bias blinding them to key facts adverse to their client’s positions. [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Analytics, Essay, Research, Analysis, Review|0 Comments

Behind Brand Building: Link Placement Services

eDJ-Quick non-eDiscovery look at link placement. I have had marketing execs supply me with relevant link lists for contract white paper engagements (where do you think some of those provider best practice papers came from?). The email below snuck through my filters and got me curious about the rates and services [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Custodian Working Styles – Key to Deciphering Decisions?

The recent raft of spoliation sanctions like Iacovacci v. Brevet Holdings, LLC seem to share fundamental misunderstandings around where key decision communications resided and how to preserve them. Broadly worded legal hold notices do indeed usually cover text and chat messages. Rarely do they convey practical instructions on preservation. In my [...]

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: Info Gov, Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

How Legal Tech Dies: eDiscovery Point

Lost in all the hype around market consolidation and IPOs is the sad truth that the vast majority of legal technology is destined to end up in the digital dust bin. Thompson Reuters announced the retirement of eDiscovery Point by June 2022. Launched in 2016 and fueled by the CaseLogistix IP/talent [...]

By |July 28th, 2021|Categories: Platform, Essay, Firm, Global, Purchase|2 Comments

Use Any of These eDiscovery Platforms? Sofia is Selling Your Info

NOTE: This piece is a continuation of my adventures baiting those pesky data merchants hawking our PII to marketers with the audacity to send blasts of unsolicited emails packing our Inboxes. Last December I documented my attempts to understand who exactly was offering me your personal contact information. This latest solicitation [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Exterro’s New Review Platform

A.I. driven review platforms seem to be a hot trend. First Reveal Data, followed by Relativity’s acquisition of Text IQ and now Exterro releasing a new review offering based on ‘deep learning’.  I always want to understand the tech and mythologies underlying solutions. Ajith Samuel and Bill Piwonka at Exterro were [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Categories: Platform, Provider, Analytics, Essay, Corporate, Firm, Analysis, Review|0 Comments

Nuix IPO – Autonomy Take Two?

Despite the recent drop in share prices ($11.86 down to $2.47), public ASIC investigations, executive departures and now AFP raids, I still believe that last November’s bully Nuix IPO was a signal of the world market’s appetite in legal technology. It would be a shame if the two largest eDiscovery transactions [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|Categories: Provider, Analytics, Essay, Collectors, Asia Pacific, Global, Market|0 Comments

Teams Collections Complications – MC261534

M365 Teams collections are already challenging corporate eDiscovery and provider teams with hidden SharePoint and OneDrive sites. Today’s Major Change Update Notification (MC261534 - reproduced at end for non-admins) covers the June-July roll out of Roadmap ID 81945 that dramatically expands custodian’s ability to associate existing/other Teams sites and automatically create [...]

Teams Transcripts – eDiscovery Gap

Teams transcripts are not currently available in M365 Content Search, eDiscovery or via the Graph API. As previously blogged about, Microsoft is busy consolidating the Microsoft 365 architecture to improve search and other functionality. There are obvious issues with working on the car while your customers are driving it, even when [...]

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Essay, Collectors, Legal Holds, Collection, Processing, ESI Sources, Search|0 Comments

eDJBrief: Relativity TextIQ Acquisition

Relativity’s acquisition of TextIQ is being well covered by eDiscovery and mainstream media. My burning question was how TextIQ’s analytics meshed with Relativity’s Content Analyst (CAAT) acquired in 2016. The Relativity team graciously took a fast call to give me their perspectives on how this will benefit Relativity customers. First – [...]

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: Essay, Analytics|0 Comments

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