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.