Having a well-written litigation hold notice is not just essential for compliance with the FRCP, but it will save time and money by keeping nondiscoverable, irrelevant information out of your data set.
Modern litigation has gotten technologically complex, and in many cases, it makes more sense to let the “experts” handle the e-discovery side of things. Of course, this is only true if the vendor understands what you want and can produce those results.
The e-discovery world has been buzzing over the proposed amendments to the FRCP, with revisions to Rule 26(b) placing the concept of proportionality front and center in defining the scope of the discovery process.
Keeping idle associates temporarily occupied with document review may seem like an efficient use of resources, but it pales in comparison to organizing a well-trained, well-versed, consistent team of professional contract reviewers. The latter approach is not only more cost-effective, it is more efficient and produces a superior end product.