E-Discovery Malpractice Suit Raises Concerns Over Outsourcing Document Review

September 2011Articles DELVACCA Newsletter
The recent legal malpractice lawsuit filed by J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc. against the company’s lawyers, McDermott Will & Emery, over the production of 3,900 privileged documents to the federal government in a qui-tam investigation raises issues for not only law firms, but for parties and e-discovery vendors alike. While perfection often can be an impossible standard, the lawsuit highlights the risks and concerns of relying on outside vendors, software companies and contract attorneys in the review and production of electronically stored information (“ESI”).

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