In Law & Order, the expert witness takes the stand to pontificate on a key issue. The case hinges on his or her demeanor. In real life, the expert witness rarely reaches the courtroom but presents his testimony via affidavits and during depositions-and only after hours and hours of review and analysis. JURINNOV’s most recent […]
Lawyers are not by nature early adopters of technology. They had to be dragged into the computer age a decade or so ago. Today, most firms have no electronic discovery systems in place to sort, review and retrieve relevant information. So when their clients deliver boxes and boxes of CD’s and DVD’s produced during electronic […]
What if, in the course of a normal business day, every electronic document, email file and report that was potentially relevant to any one of a hundred ongoing cases could be automatically sent to a storage database? And what if it could then be processed and sent to a litigation support platform where it could […]
One of our clients wanted to install a database in-house (before they were our client), but didn’t have the internal expertise. Company X was so committed to this course of action that they decided to do a national search to hire the right people. The search took months. In the end, they just couldn’t find […]
In late 2003, a manufacturer of automotive parts had reached a crisis. Let’s call the company S & S. Alleged flaws in their product had led to thousands of product liability cases against them. It was costing S & S millions of dollars in legal fees to manage all the cases, which had started to […]
Background: A global consumer products company does business in over 50 countries, which means it engages in litigation in over 50 countries. That’s a minimum of 50 law firms, a dozen languages and every time zone. Let’s call this company Goliath Inc. Problem: When one law firm is working, the other is sleeping. Goliath, Inc. is wasting […]
JURINNOV had just finished harvesting and culling data for a medium-sized law firm involved in a large electronic discovery effort. Now that the firm had the targeted data, the next step was to review it and produce the responsive documents. Unfortunately, the firm’s current document review platform was inadequate for the task at hand. First, it […]
This is a case of corporate espionage, of files copied in the dark of night, of search warrants issued and executed, of justice being served. The case begins with two companies in a highly competitive and rapidly changing marketplace-similar to the telecommunications industry. These two companies are of similar size and stature and routinely compete […]
Late one Friday night, while a CEO prepared for a Board of Directors meeting, the inevitable happened–the computer hard drive crashed and the CEO and his IT staff assumed all data was lost. Fortunately, the CEO remembered that his legal staff had used JURINNOV to conduct a computer forensic investigation. Even though it was a Saturday, […]
A company with annual revenues in excess of $200 million began to notice some accounting irregularities and suspected that an employee was embezzling small sums of money. Eventually, they came to suspect the CFO and brought in JURINNOV to perform a computer forensic investigation. It was important to keep the investigation quiet. So, JURINNOV’s computer forensic […]
Help desks and support centers get a bad rap. Still, it’s a rap many of them bring on themselves when they allow callers to leave with an unsatisfactory experience.
It’s different in our industry though, right? After all, we’re dealing in important, sensitive, and often time-critical environments.
About 18 months ago we were approached by a client law firm with which we had begun developing a good working relationship and we had worked with on a few medium-sized projects the prior year. This firm has a large document review and production center and was working with a pharmaceuticals client on the details and requirements for review and production related to a variety of matters.
Deadlines in the legal world are never ending. Whether it’s discovery productions, or trial requirements, there always seems to be a tight deadline at hand, with little room for error. In January we were working closely with a client on a project through the weekend to prepare for a trial date they had coming up in Kansas City. This particular case involved over 42,000 pages of paper that were needed in court on Monday morning as trial exhibits.
Deadlines and short time-frames are a fact of life in complex litigation. TCDI understands that, so we set up processes and procedures in preparation for almost anything. That “anything” happened in January a year ago when we received a phone call on Thursday from an attorney we have worked with for more than 15 years, asking if we were in a position to process a terabyte of data with review set to start that Monday.