Extract from Johannes Scholtes’ article “Valentine’s Day: Where is the Love in eDiscovery?”
eDiscovery and Valentine’s Day, how does that go together? Its no secret that most people hate eDiscovery. In fact, they dread it. It is related to unpleasant incidents such as fraud, investigations, regulatory problems, litigation, arbitration or large public records requests.
In eDiscovery proceedings, especially in the US, there is little room for love: parties are often digging themselves in fighting over discovery protocols or they are using eDiscovery to bleed the other party to death. eDiscovery is synonymous to “stress, overwork, huge legal bills, and lots of headache”. Hardly “love, affection and caring”.