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Candice Chan-Glasgow Director, Review Services and Counsel July 16, 2021 After potentially relevant electronically stored information (ESI) has been identified, preserved, and collected, it must be processed. Processing is converting the ESI to a usable format for review and analysis. Before processing the ESI, agreement should be obtained on processing specifications. Many processing decisions are common, and agreement on these issues is generally non-contentious. One primary decision is how you will deduplicate the data. This is important due to the volumes of duplicate records that are typical for any enterprise. Deduplication will reduce the volume of documents
Catia Amorim Associate July 13, 2021 The Superior Court of Justice recently reiterated the test to be met when it comes to redaction of otherwise relevant documents. In Marsella v. BDBC, 2021 ONSC 3276, a wrongful dismissal case, the plaintiff sought production of unredacted copies of certain documents in the defendant’s Schedule A. The documents at issue were created during an internal investigation which led to the plaintiff’s dismissal and contained the names of non-parties to the litigation. Arguing for disclosure, the plaintiff posited that there was no evidence to show that the redacted information was
T. James Cass Manager, Review Services and Senior Counsel July 7, 2021 Custodian interviews are an important and necessary part of the identification phase of an eDiscovery project. Early interviews are necessary to develop a proportionate and defensible discovery plan. The purpose of the interview is to: identify the cast of characters, the relevant time periods, the potential sources of electronically stored information (ESI), and confirm that the individuals understand the legal hold requirements. If custodian interviews are not done there is a risk that the relevant information won’t be preserved and collected or conversely that
Candice Chan-Glasgow Director, Review Services and Counsel June 22, 2021 Previous blog posts have discussed document management systems and provided some tips that can be implemented prior to a dispute or investigation, such as the creation of a Data Map at the outset of an eDiscovery project. This article focuses on discovery planning and agreements with opposing parties on the scope and nature of the eDiscovery process and exchange of data. During this phase, the parties and respective counsel must work with their document management systems used and the data that is available from all relevant sources.