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What is ECA or Early Case Assessment?

Defining early case assessment for ediscovery and litigation matters What is ECA? Unlike some ediscovery terminology, ECA, or early case assessment, is open to interpretation: it can be whatever an organization needs it to be. The core definition of ECA is that it is...

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What is AI or artificial intelligence?

Why computers learn by analyzing ediscovery data. What is AI? The short answer is that AI is short for artificial intelligence, which is the simulation of human intelligence by computers. Computers using AI can be said to think and learn based on experience and...

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What is spoliation?

Understand the definition of spoliation under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. With respect to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), spoliation is the loss or destruction of potentially relevant information that should have been preserved for a civil...

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Prepare data custodians for litigation response

Fifth in a series of best practices for litigation readiness.The legal department may spearhead the company’s litigation response strategy, but success is dependant upon the cooperation of custodians. Every potential data custodian at your organization — from the...

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What is a litigation readiness plan?

Why you need a litigation response plan and where to begin Readiness is “the state of being fully prepared for something.” Litigation readiness is the state of being fully prepared with a repeatable, defensible plan for how to respond to the initiation of a lawsuit or...

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What is Microsoft® Office 365®?

Understanding how Office 365 fits into your ediscovery workflow Office 365 is Microsoft’s familiar Office suite, hosted in the cloud. In addition to Microsoft’s ubiquitous Word and Excel programs, Office 365 also includes email program Outlook, cloud-storage solution...

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What Is the Cloud?

What Is the Cloud, and What Does It Mean for Businesses? The cloud describes a global network of computers and servers that store and process data. Data and software in the cloud are located on physical servers — at least one, but usually more — somewhere in the...

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What Is A Legal Hold?

Legal Holds in Ediscovery: What They Are and When You Need Them A legal hold, also known as a litigation hold, is the process by which an organization advises personnel when information must be preserved for potential litigation matters or investigations. The legal...

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What Is Collection?

Questions About the Collection Phase of Ediscovery? We’ve Got Answers Collection is part of the second stage of the ediscovery pipeline, in which data that may be pertinent or relevant to a civil litigation matter is collected for preservation and/or discovery....

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Return of Case Law by the Clock!

Learn What Federal Judges Really Think You read case law and court opinions all the time; they’re integral to maintaining a current understanding of the ediscovery landscape. But how often do you get to hear what federal district and magistrate judges really think?...

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