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Jeff@CBI | 18 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

The new rules are designed to force both parties to limit the amount of documents and scope to the essential parts that each party want to address.  
As these new rules are adopted by both Federal rules as well as state civil procedure rule changes, Clearwell has some of these covered already.

In any action, the court may order the attorneys and any unrepresented parties to appear for one or more pretrial conferences
Sections of rule 26 mandates that the parties confur at least 21 days before a scheduling conference is set; in order to discuss the nature and basis of their claims and defenses.
These discussions include aspects of the discoverable information, including all ESI.  Some aspects to be discussed include issues of preserving discoverable information, as well as the overview of the discovery plan.  Both sides should agree on the scope of the discovery, including timing, form and requirements for the disclosures under Rule 26(a...

Jeff@CBI | 17 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Good afternoon, 

We have discovered a bug when installing the fix 1 on clearwell 7.1.4.  If you install with the standard .exe package, in a distributed architecture, you will find an error on each of the slave appliances.  They will keep trying to update each appliance, 60 tries.

Use the Clearwell utility engine to install all patches.

Jeff@CBI | 17 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

As I do everyday, I receive these posts and articles about eDiscovery.  Not very often does it make me want to create an article about it and share the details of a valuable topic.

As this case will describe, the best tactics are to hire an eDiscovery specialist and utilize software such as Clearwell to ensure your defensibility!

Tip One: Get an expert who knows how to collect the electronically stored information on social media.

Tip Two: Downloading a Facebook profile, printing it, and conducting document review for redactions is not the best way to produce social media.


The Defendants in Stallings v. City of Johnston City, requested the Plaintiff produce the following social media:

Each and every social media posting by...

Jeff@CBI | 06 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

We have discovered that Windows 2003 server and Windows 2008 R2 have a bug that if your network addresses reside in the public range, such as 162, it will automatically enable IPV6.  If you go to regedit and go to local machine -->system -->current control set -->services -->TCPIP6 -->Perameters and set the following:  DisabledComponents  (32 bit reg DWORD)  set to 1 or all f (fffffffffffffff).  This will disable IPV6.

Daly Whyte | 11 Jan 2014 | 0 comments
The Clearwell Utility & Clearwell Commander both have the ability to stop and start the services, both require you to be present to use them, that is they can't be automated.
Systems administrators from time to time need to automate the start and stop of Clearwell services in the small hours whilst actions are being performed on the server. Neither of the tools allow for this, but it is possible using b commands on the Clearwell appliance.
Below is an example that could be copied into a batch file to stop then start the services, this is an option 3 and 4 from the Clearwell Utility without the need for a key press.
REM Simple batch file to start then stop Clearwell services
REM V713 is used in this example, this may be different for your version
REM As might your drive CW is installed to (if version is 713 or above).
cd CW\V713
call b stop-services
net stop mysql
REM notify CW fully...
interested_party | 22 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

We have all heard the horror stories of the administrator finding out that the last good backup was three months old after something has gone wrong.  Obviously, no one wants to loose months’ worth of work. Listed below is an article that can help verify that your backups are still going strong, and a best practices article for improved reliability. Please take a moment and ensure that your regularly scheduled backups are functioning as planned.   How to verify backups are working   Best Practices for Backing Up Clearwell eDiscovery

dascott | 30 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Enterprise now supports Instant Message (IM) archiving using, Actiance’s Vantage product.  Enterprise Vault on premise has supported Actiance for some time but was just officially certified following testing over the summer.  

Actiance is a leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. They offer capture and control of a wide variety of  Instant Messaging and Unified Communication networks including Microsoft Lync, IBM Sametime, Skype, IBM Connections, Jive, Bloomberg, Reuters and many more. 

How does the integration work?

Actiance Vantage journals instant messages from enterprise IM networks (Lync. OCS, and Sametime) and public IM networks (Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger). Vantage takes the IM converesations and converts them to SMTP messages .   The Vantage Server software then journals the completed IM conversation and any...

dascott | 26 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec recently announced integration with Actiance to provide accurate capture of social media, Instant Messaging, Unified Communications and Collaboration content.  

Actiance is a leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. They offer capture and control of a wide variety of networks including Lync, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, IBM Sametime, IBM Connections, Jive and many more.


Actiance recently completed tight integration with Enterprise Vault to allow this content to be sent to Enterprise Vault for long-term archiving.   Actiance content can be sent directly to Enterprise Vault via an API integration or can be sent to a mailbox and ingest via EV Journal Agent. In both cases, content is stored as an EML file and context is maintained through the capture of rich metadata to enable filtering on name/value pairs.

Symantec can also resell Actiance products...

Symantec Tom K | 30 May 2013 | 2 comments

As you may have seen, recently the U.S. Justice Department approved a request to use predictive coding eDiscovery software, to sort through documents in the merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo. Typically, cases as large as these require legal counsel to sift through millions of electronic documents in search of relevant information—an endeavor that is not only time consuming, but extremely expensive.

But innovative eDiscovery software has now reached a level of sophistication whereby computers can be trained to hunt for concepts the same way human lawyers do.

In the Anheuser-Busch case, the opposing sides discovered hundreds of thousands of documents using eDiscovery software—and spent 50% less than they would have using traditional methods. (And when 50% equates to a few million dollars—it’s easily enough to turn the heads of government agencies, their IT departments, and their legal counsel.)

Having given predictive coding...

TonySterling | 05 May 2013 | 0 comments

Since many of you couldn't make it to Vision and may not have seen this posted the Vision User Conference section I wanted to call out the Archiving and eDiscovery session that have been made available.  A complete list can be found here: (Thanks Leslie and ohzone for getting all these posted!)