The Reliability Of Structured Data In Litigation

Law360, New York (June 25, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT) -- Lawyers are familiar with the complexities of collecting and processing electronically stored information in response to discovery requests. The scope of such requests often requires parties to collect data from numerous sources, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, hard drives, e-mail accounts, smartphones and other electronic storage media.

The burden and expenses associated with electronic discovery, as well as the potential legal pitfalls, have prompted many law firms to initiate practices which exclusively handle e-discovery issues. The focus of these practices generally has been “unstructured” data,...
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