Chapter 42

Securing e-Discovery

Scott R. Ellis     kCura Corporation, Chicago, IL, United States

Abstract

Few if any corporations are exempt from litigation. For some, the risk of litigation far outweighs the cost associated with managing and structuring their internal information systems in such a way as to facilitate discovery actions. In other words, the cost of doing “business as usual” in the event of large-scale litigation can actually bankrupt a company. Preparedness to respond swiftly and accurately to discovery requests can prevent costly processing and overly inclusive review. In the legal industry, any request for information typically arrives in the form of a court-ordered “discovery request.” Essentially, when one organization sues another, ...

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