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ECA and “Smart Review” Gives eDiscovery a Boost

ECA and “Smart Review” Gives eDiscovery a Boost

Speed, efficiency, smarter analytics and cost predictability. In dozens of focus group conversations with LexisNexis representatives, that’s what eDiscovery professionals say they need. In order to pursue those four goals, litigation teams are increasingly finding that early case assessment (ECA) is critical. “An effective ECA effort helps legal professionals identify the data right away, narrow down the pool of electronic ... Read More »

Early Case Assessment: 3 Words to Drive Down eDiscovery Costs

eDiscovery Expect a Shift to Early Case Assessment in 2016

A growing number of in-house counsel and litigation professionals are driving a change in the conversation about how technology can play the most valuable role in the eDiscovery workflow. “We predict a sea change for litigation technology in 2016 brought about by the emphasis on Early Case Assessment (ECA),” writes Steve Ashbacher, vice president of litigation solutions at LexisNexis, in ... Read More »

Better Search and Getting to Meaning in eDiscovery

Beyond Words and Getting to Meaning in eDiscovery

Since the earliest days of eDiscovery, professionals have used litigation software to search for specific words within documents and return individual documents of potential relevance to them for closer inspection. We’re now at a point where those tools and the people who use them need to move beyond searching for certain words – and  instead search for meaning, according to ... Read More »

4 Challenges with Document Production in Government

4 Challenges with Document Production in Government

A recent study by Deloitte found that 75 percent of litigation professionals at government agencies are “not confident” their agency could demonstrate their eDiscovery data is “accurate, accessible, complete and trustworthy,” if challenged. This refreshingly candid – but disconcerting – revelation illustrates the serious challenges that government agencies face when it comes to the collection, processing, management and retrieval of ... Read More »

Insurance: Legal and Claims Rate Metrics with Most Value

Insurance Legal and Claims Rate Metrics with Most Value

If corporate attorneys across the market are seeking a sharper understanding of legal department metrics, then they might do well to review what peers in the insurance vertical are doing to measure litigation costs. In legal and claims work, in the property & casualty insurance vertical, efficiency matters. As a result, legal professionals working in insurance claims tend to be ... Read More »

The Proposed FRCP Changes: What Is “Proportionality” Anyway?

The Proposed FRCP Changes

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In April 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States approved significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and submitted them to Congress for approval. Unless Congress introduces last-minute legislation to reject, modify or defer them, ... Read More »

Infographic:  Litigation Market to Thaw in 2016

Infographic Litigation Market to Thaw in 2016 says BTI Consulting-header

Market research firm BTI Consulting forecasts a “thaw” in litigation spending in 2016 and anticipates overall spending to increase for the first time next year since 2011. The firm recently published an infographic which coincides with the BTI Litigation Outlook 2016 report.  It also summarizes key findings in a snapshot with a post titled 6 Trends Shaping Litigation in 2016. ... Read More »

Litigation Costs Study:  How P&C Shops are Keeping a Lid

How P&C Shops are Keeping a Lid on Litigation Costs

It’s a balancing act:  fraud versus fair settlement and loss costs with expenditures.  As far as legal departments go, those working insurance claims for U.S. property and casualty (P&C) carriers are under constant pressure to drive operational efficiency, while providing quality customer service. To find out how P&C claims shops are keeping a lid on costs, we surveyed 86 P&C ... Read More »

5 Takeaways from the 2015 Litigation Trends Survey

5 Takeaways from the 2015 Litigation Trends Survey

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Class action lawsuits are the number-one litigation issue on the minds of in-house counsel at companies in the U.S., Canada and Australia, according to a new survey. The global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright released its 2015 Litigation Trends ... Read More »