A multi-part series on the fundamentals eDiscovery practitioners need to know about effective early case assessment in the context of electronic discovery
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
In “Clearing the Fog of War,” we reviewed the uncertainty inherent in new matters and the three overlapping goals of ECA. In “Sampling a Well-Stocked Toolkit,” we began our survey of available tools and techniques with an overview and with a discussion of sampling. In “Searching and Filtering for Fun and Profit,” we continued our survey with a discussion of searching and filtering options. In this Part, we turn our attention to tools for handling threading and duplicates.
After sampling tools and searching and filtering tools, the next major types of tools available for pursuing the three goals of ECA are tools for handling email threading and for handling duplicates and near-duplicates.