A major healthcare company, with operations in more than 100 countries, was involved in a contract dispute which the General Counsel of Litigation described as a “high costs/low merits” case. D4 applied advanced technologies and solutions to help this company reduce its data set by over 75% and saved them $550,000 on eDiscovery.
Our customer and its legal team felt it strategic to meet the existing deadline although the document population increased by a factor of ten. Outside counsel wanted to leverage the completed coding for the initial five custodians; the corporate customer wanted to keep to the original budget. In short: same deadline and budget for ten times the number of documents.
The proposed merger could not go forward until the second request was completed, pressuring the team to collect, review and produce the responsive materials as quickly as possible. Five million documents were collected (1.6TB of data) and the firm had 10 days until production. To make it even more complicated, this included translation and review of foreign language documents.
A leading law firm takes 18 TB through the EDRM in 7 days and realizes a 98% data reduction. The Challenge: The courts mandated the discovery and review of data contained on 78 backup tapes, containing 18 TB within four weeks.
On a recent Saturday, D4 undertook the feat to prove that the client owned certain knowledge and features of the design and engineering of a particular product. Outside counsel contacted D4 to determine whether forensic expertise was available to establish the creation dates and last saved dates of some of the client’s earliest electronic files that were critical to establishing its patent claim.
A large European corporation was involved in patent litigation. Hundreds of custodians needed to be interviewed and electronic data had to be collected pursuant to a discovery request. The custodians were located throughout the United States and Europe.
An international corporation was accused of unfair employment practices. The suit claimed that the corporation had been engaging in these activities for years. The corporation was asked to produce relevant data regarding their hiring and promotion practices over a period of 20 years. Potentially relevant data was not only stored in e-mail systems and file servers but in outdated legacy databases as well.
A small technology company accused the defendant of not paying invoices that had been submitted over a 12 month period. The defendant claimed that they never received any invoices until the suit was filed. The defendant also claimed that due to the invoices being submitted years after the work had been completed there was no way to verify the work that had been done or match that work to the invoices.
An individual was accused by his former employer of possessing and using customer lists and other proprietary and confidential information to steal business shortly after being hired by a competing organization. The defendant did return some data but it was after he had been employed at the new company for over a month. It also believed that the defendant still maintained some confidential and proprietary information.
A man attempting to download movies, using a popular file sharing program, was sued by a major movie studio for illegally possessing over 5 feature length films. The defendant claimed that he did attempt to download one movie but it never completed and crashed his hard drive, rendering his computer inoperable. To recover from the crash the defendant reformatted his hard drive.