In a breach of warranty case, a pair of attorneys was able to quickly ingest data, preserving confidentiality and facilitating a decentralized review.
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2 week deadline
In a breach of warranty case, a musical parts manufacturer had product corrosion due to faulty shipping containers bought from a third party wholesaler, causing significant decrease in revenue due to the damaged product as well as a flood of customer complaints. The plaintiff was represented by a small litigation boutique and needed to complete an entire review of 370,000 documents in only two weeks. As co-counsel was located on the East Coast, the team also needed real-time collaborative tools to communicate. Additionally, the plaintiff used their personal email for a lion's share of business transactions. Due to confidentiality concerns, the plaintiff was not comfortable importing their personal email into the primary review database to be seen by all case teams working on the matter.
DISCO quickly ingested 100 GB of data in a few days, siphoning out the plaintiff's personal emails into a separate matter to facilitate a concurrent, confidential review. DISCO services also assisted the multi-city review team in narrowing the necessary review from around 370,000 to just 40,000 potentially responsive documents and 4,000 potentially privileged documents. This massive (89%) reduction in review was made possible using DISCO's Workflow feature. The team set up a structured, efficient review with a few minutes of configuration. Furthermore, access to the data was available in real-time to the entire review team, regardless of their physical location. Thanks to DISCO, deadlines were met and a pending settlement conference was scheduled in less than a month.