08 Apr Attorneys seek cost-effective approaches to electronic discovery
With the recession taking its toll on the bottom lines of many businesses, attorneys who engage in electronic discovery are looking to cut costs for clients.
The first place to start, according to several lawyers, is scaling back the amount of information that is searched and reviewed.
Milwaukee attorney William J. Mulligan said when e-discovery started, parties would tend to request anything and everything to analyze for relevant case information in what he calls the “scorched earth era.”
“I think they are becoming more open about what they are looking for, and the economy, together with an awareness of litigation costs, is forcing people to do what is necessary, but not run up excessive costs,” said Mulligan, who is a commercial litigator at Davis & Kuelthau S.C.
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