A manufacturing concern that 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 more than $100 million in damages.
Data Discovery was asked to preserve and collect current and historical ESI supporting the allegations underlying the various suits. We collected systems from over 100 identified custodians in three days with only four forensic experts. We subsequently minimized two 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 in a processing environment. As a result, we saved the client close to $300,000 (even after paying our fees) by reducing the data to a manageable amount for attorney review and production purposes.