Archive for October 2009

Document Review: No need to sacrifice quality for quantity

Posted by: Kelli M. Clark, Esq.Director of Professional and Litigation Services The answer to the problem of shoddy review is to work smarter not harder. Like many attorneys I did my time in a doc review “sweatshop”. Even when time pressures are not imposed, I have to question the quality of the work product that…

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Ringtail(R) Legal(TM) Named to KMWorld Magazine's 'Trend-Setting Product Award

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that its Ringtail Legal e-discovery software has been named to KMWorld Magazine’s “Trend-Setting Product Award of 2009” list. KMWorld editors, industry analysts, vendors, and knowledge management (KM)…

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When It Comes to eDiscovery, Even Walmart Can Get It Wrong

Posted by Christine Taylor  (Network Computing)  October 12, 2009 Mimosa Systems’ excellent (and entertaining) Know-It-All Guide recently reminded me of an older but still relevant case, Testa vs. Walmart. The mid-90s case is still relevant because the same practices that led to Walmart’s loss happen every day in business. The settlement was small at $50K…

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Schwarzenegger vetoes California State Bar dues bill

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal – by Kathy Robertson The California State Bar — the organization that regulates more than 220,000 lawyers who practice in the state — is facing an uncertain future following the governor’s veto of its annual dues bill for 2010. Senate Bill 641 by Democratic state Sen. Ellen Corbett…

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How are EDD providers adapting to today's uncertain economy?

Thanks to Gabe Acevedo for pointing out this great article from Law.com about how EDD providers are adapting to the down economy (written by Jason Krause): “There’s an unusual dichotomy in the e-discovery industry right now. Industry observers see scores of e-discovery companies that have folded or disappeared as part of an industry shakeout, but at…

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CT Summation Takes Top Slot in The Recorder's "Best Of" Poll

CT Summation, the premier provider of litigation workflow and eDiscovery solutions (EDD), today announced that it received first-place honors in the “Best Case Management Software” category in The Recorder’s “Best Of” poll. The third-annual survey was limited to California State Bar certified attorneys and asked respondents about the business services and products they recommend to…

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How to avoid an e-discovery disaster

Great article in today’s Computerworld discussing steps companies can take to avoid a disaster when they are involved in legal proceedings. Among the tips shared:  Know what you have Talk to your legal department on a regular basis Make your information-handling practices routine and consistent Keep a trail. Understand what spoliation is Be ready to…

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