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In my article “Term Mutations: ECA and EDA Get Murky” published at LawTechnologyNews.com, I advocated for reclaiming the definition of early case assessment (ECA) as a process for developing an overall litigation strategy. ECA best understood incorporates early data assessment (EDA), but is not synonymous with it. Space considerations ruled out a detailed primer on ECA and EDA in the article. This post will cover the how-to of early data assessment and a future post will look at early case assessment.
New London, Conn. – Feb. 17, 2015 – QDiscovery LLC, a premier provider of electronic discovery and forensic technology services, today announced that Cincinnati-based Frost Brown Todd LLC has designated it as the firm’s sole provider of eDiscovery services.
The subscription-based agreement calls for QDiscovery to handle all of Frost Brown Todd’s litigation support data processing and hosting requirements. The firm will benefit from assertive pricing, industry-leading technology and in-depth expertise offered by the QDiscovery team.
Frost Brown Todd, founded in 1917, has more than 450 attorneys in nine offices throughout the Midwest and South.
“This agreement with QDiscovery enables the firm to vastly streamline its litigation process and projects. The added value is that in addition to turning to one source for litigation processing, we will have on-demand access to the experienced QDiscovery team,” said Paul Myers, litigation support manager for Frost Brown Todd.
By Helen Geib as seen on LawTechnologyToday.org
Often viewed as a necessary evil, the Rule 26(f) conference is in fact a valuable opportunity to streamline discovery and forestall costly and unnecessary disputes. The key to a successful meet-and-confer is preparation. Being well informed about your case ‒ including your ESI ‒ and having defined goals for the conference are critical to making it a productive discussion and not an empty formality.
To briefly summarize Rule 26(f), Subsection (1) sets the deadline for the conference as soon as practicable and at least 21 days before the scheduling conference or a Rule 16(b) scheduling order is due. Subsection (2) lists several required topics for the conference, including settlement, preservation and the discovery plan. The content of the discovery plan is addressed in more detail by Subsection (3). Finally, Subsection (4) gives the court discretion to modify certain conference-related deadlines.