A Venti Request for Production

For a double shot lesson in drafting narrowly tailored discovery requests and proportionality, look no further than a putative class action lawsuit against Starbucks with allegations of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.1 The case below provides lessons in how to draft discovery requests that seek the desired information and are proportional to the merits

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The Tipping Point: Predictive Coding

How does innovation make an impact? Sometimes it lands with a bang, like the iPhone. Other times, it builds gradually toward a greater transformation. At some point, greater speed doesn’t just make a technology a bit faster. More convenience doesn’t just make it a bit easier. Something new becomes possible, regional practices go global and

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How to Interpret Predictive Coding Metrics

Ever wondered what all of the words used to describe predictive coding mean? It can be tough to remember the difference between precision and F1 – and to then use the definitions to improve the efficacy of document review. Below, we try to demystify these concepts, so you can strategically apply them on your case.

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How to Measure Ediscovery Progress

Many of us are familiar with John Wanamaker’s lament, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Now the legal industry is asking the same question of ediscovery, as demand intensifies for case and firm efficiency. There’s no shortage of advice on how to trim the

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Introducing Search Term Reports

We’re excited to announce a new round of updates to our litigation tool: one major new feature and five smaller ones. Introducing Search Term Reports Search term reports are a significant new offering that will allow administrators to perform early case assessment (ECA), make informed staffing decisions more quickly, and triage review. This feature provides

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Predictive Coding Best Practices

Suggesting how to improve a case’s predictive coding model can be difficult. This isn’t because of any characteristics of machine learning. Rather, providing predictive coding best practices can be tough because of the nature of litigation. For example: Specific targets for precision, recall, or F1 scores may be set during negotiations with opposing counsel, thereby

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Reviewer QA: 6 Steps to Better Document Review

When discussing ediscovery cost control, the focus tends to be on pricing and speed. What is not mentioned as often is the quality of review. Savings associated with lower vendor fees and quicker review times are important indicators of a well-managed review process. However, taking into account other pertinent factors, particularly accuracy and quality, can

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6 Legal Tech Predictions from ILTACON

I loved ILTACON. Not only did the quirky theme and costumes at the opening reception make me feel right at home, but I also gained much insight into the modern legal technology space, all in a three-day crash course. I witnessed ILTA’s focus on innovative education at its many excellent sessions. For example, Jeffrey Roach’s

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4 Time-Saving Tricks for Reviewing in Everlaw

It doesn’t take long to realize that cost and time are two huge concerns in ediscovery, and that is no surprise since ediscovery accounts for the bulk of the costs of litigation. If you’re ahead of the curve, you’re already using a powerful, modern ediscovery platform to streamline your ediscovery workflow and minimize unnecessary expenditures

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What is the Everlaw Difference?

Every day, we see attorneys, litigation support professionals, and industry experts voicing concern over the rising cost of ediscovery, the explosion of data in litigation, and the difficulty of mastering the systems intended to relieve these pains.  Being in this market at a time of change is challenging and fun, and every day, we work

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