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Clearlake Capital Acquires Inventus

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

CHICAGO and SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Inventus, LLC (“Inventus” or the “Company”) and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”) today announced that Clearlake has acquired Inventus, a leading electronic data discovery (“EDD”) solutions provider to global law firms, Fortune 1000 corporations, and government agencies.  Clearlake led the investment group, which included the Inventus management team and Cerca Group LLC (“Cerca Group”), [...]

Inventus Achieves Relativity’s Orange-Level Best-in-Service status

Friday, December 14th, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 6,  2012 /PRNewswire/ – Inventus, LLC today announced that they have achieved kCura’s Orange-level Relativity Best in Service recognition for outstanding and exceptional customer service for Relativity end users.
“Relativity Best in Service is an honorable distinction that is indicative of the large scale of our Relativity environment and of our dedication to provide the highest level [...]

Near-Dupe technology could have prevented Google’s Billion Dollar Blunder

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

There have been several articles about Google’s “Billion Dollar e-Discovery Blunder”  View’s here.
Oracle sued Google because the Google Android smartphone allegedly infringes on Oracle’s patents related to their Java programming language.  The following email was sent at 11:05 am on August 6, 2010.
Attorney Work Product
Google Confidential
Hi Andy,
This is a [...]

Discovery Subcommittee Reaches No Consensus on Preservation Issues

Monday, September 19th, 2011

David J. Kessler and Emily Johnston from Fulbright & Jaworksi, L.L.P.’s e-Discovery and Information Governance practice have posted an article on Fulbright’s website about the Subcommittee’s recent Mini-Conference on perservation held on September 9, 2011.  Ms. Johnston attended the conference as an observer and reports that the group met to discuss the possibility of FRCP [...]

Gartner Publishes Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Gartner has published the 2011 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, its first Magic Quadrant report for the E-Discovery software space.  The report analyzes 24 different E-Discovery vendors and categorizes them in a chart showing the industry leaders, visionaries, challengers, and niche players, as well as, their “ability to execute” and their “completeness of vision.”  kCura [...]

E-Discovery Attains Mainstream Media Coverage

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A recent New York Times article highlights the efficiencies and insights gained with review by e-discovery software such as our partner, Clearwell.  The article states that computers are becoming better at mimicking human reasoning in general and that they already bring to light key insights referred to as “digital anomalies” or potential evidence of wrongdoing.  [...]

7th Circuit Court Orders E-Discovery Homework

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

A recent case out of the Northern District of Illinois ordered not only a phased approach to discovery, but for the parties involved to do some homework as well.  The parties were expected to be up to speed on both the Seventh Circuit’s Electronic Discovery Pilot Program’s Principles, as well as, the Sedona Conference’s Cooperation [...]

Craig Ball Supports Native-Only Reviews and Productions in LTN

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

E-Discovery expert, Craig Ball recently published an article in Law Technology News supporting almost exclusive use of native document format for both review and production.

Courts Accept a Phased Discovery Approach

Monday, December 6th, 2010

A phased approach to discovery is both a reasonable and proportional method to obtain relevant electronic information. There is a growing number of opinions espousing this notion, including Haka v. Lincoln County stemming from the Western District of Wisconsin.

Preparing for the Rule 26(f) Conference

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Good preparation for this mandated “meet and confer” conference can be critical. The 7th Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program has issued an initial report on the subject as a good resource for practitioners.

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