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E-Discovery Update

While the use of E-discovery for litigation and Freedom of Information Act requests has been standardized since 2006, recent developments have kept this new technology in the forefront of legal scholars and data technicians.

Two recent court rulings, one in Minnesota, and one in Wisconsin, have indicated that the meta-data often attached to E-discovery documents is now acceptable and stipulated in copyright cases and other legal actions involving proving the time of a document’s creation.

Says Drake White, an attorney from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: “This speeds up the whole process of discovery considerably. Paralegals are being eased out of the picture as their position is being taken over by legal tech consultants.”