E-Discovery

  • Dennis Lim
    LitSmart News

    Quarterly Spotlight On..... LitSmart Supervisor of E-Discovery Data Services, Dennis Lim

    This Quarterly Spotlight focuses on Dennis Lim, LitSmart Supervisor of E-Discovery Data Services. Dennis and his family moved to the US from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) in 1996 for better opportunities. At the age of 13 and speaking no English at the time, Dennis had to adapt to a new school and new environment. A desire to pay his parents back for all they have done for him, along with a love of computers, strong work ethic and ingenuity, have driven him to be successful. Dennis is also a connoisseur of electronic dance music and travels the world for the best festivals. Scott O'Neal was fortunate to learn more about what makes Dennis such a valuable team member and leader.

  • TAR
    Technology Advantage

    Technology Assisted Review: Or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love a Computer Program (PART ONE)

    Recently, I began work on a complex litigation case that had millions of documents to review with many moving parts and quick deadlines that made completing assignments daunting, to say the least. We determined that simply running targeted searches to find this evidence was not the best approach, in part because the issues were broadly defined and had multiple subparts, and in part because of the sheer number of documents in the database (over 2.5 million records). As an alternative, we decided to utilize technology assisted review or “TAR” (also known in the industry as predictive coding). What follows is my impression of the tool.

  • Part One of ESI Basics: PSTs
    Technology Advantage

    Part One of ESI Basics: PSTs

    This is Part One of a continuing series on ESI basics. In this series, we will cover some of the terms used most often on the tech-side of e-discovery. Whether this is an introduction to you, or a refresher, and whether you are an attorney, member of an in-house team, or data analyst, we think this information may come in handy in your practice.

  • Sanctions
    Legal Updates

    Discovery Sanctions in the Second Circuit: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    Two of the most compelling discovery sanction cases of the past year are Klipsch Group., Inc. v. ePRO E-Commerce Ltd. and Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Pyle, both decided in the Second Circuit. In the first, the court awarded $2.68 million in discovery sanctions in a case valued at a mere $20,000. In the second, the court issued an adverse inference when a defendant failed to preserve text messages held by a non-party. The implications of both decisions appear far-reaching and critically important for those involved in the discovery process.     

  • Five Tips to Enhance E-Discovery Project Management Impact
    Technology Advantage

    Five Tips to Enhance E-Discovery Project Management Impact

    E-Discovery project managers provide a valuable skill set that keeps litigation discovery on-track. As a result, they can have a huge effect on the level of success of their clients' projects. How can we increase the odds that the effect is positive? A project manager can maximize his organizational impact by adopting five simple habits.

  • Text Messages:  Preservation Lessons for Mobile E-Discovery
    Legal Updates

    Text Messages: Preservation Lessons for Mobile E-Discovery

    There was a time when the only data you needed to collect in response to a discovery request was corporate email. Fast forward to present day. Employees are conducting business with smartphones, via social media and with the assistance of wearable technology. As a result, responding to e-discovery requests has become increasingly challenging.