Efficiency in Litigation: Electronic Discovery
Efficiency in litigation is enhanced when an action plan is in place before issues arise. With recent rule changes and judicial decisions that have raised the stakes for companies and their counsel regarding electronic discovery, planning for potential litigation has become essential. Pre-claim procedures are important to position a company to promptly and appropriately respond when a notice of a claim is received. Such procedures allow for front line recipients of such a claim to understand what should - and should not - be done as next steps. Similarly, advance planning regarding claim investigation is likely to streamline the process and avoid unnecessary steps. Finally, consideration of the many e-discovery issues that arise after a complaint is filed also can minimize cost and complications. This article outlines considerations that can increase efficiency for counsel and their clients when responding to triggering events in the e-discovery world. Click the link to view the article in its entirety.