A manufacturing concern which makes medical devices was involved in several cross-suits with another manufacturer of medical devices involving patent infringement, theft of intellectual property and antitrust allegations. At issue was in excess of $100 million in damages.
Digital Discovery was asked to preserve and collect current and historical ESI in support of the allegations underlying the various suits. We collected systems from over 100 identified custodians in a matter of three days with only four forensic experts. We subsequently minimized 2 terabytes of data into less than 150 gigabytes using de-duplication, file extension exclusions, customized keywords and date range searches so that the client could avoid unnecessary ingestion costs into a processing environment. As a result, we saved the client close to $300,000 (even after paying our fees) by reducing the data down to a manageable amount for purposes of attorney review and production.