Multiple Matter Management in the Age of the Pandemic: eDiscovery Best Practices

Today’s weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog discusses four tips for managing multiple matters during the pandemic era.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that we’re seeing more litigation as a result of the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis – in some cases, a lot more.  So, it’s more likely than ever that your organization has multiple litigation matters to manage.

Here are just two examples that illustrate the growth in litigation:

  • Workplace Litigation: Of the 283 COVID-19 workplace suits filed in federal and state courts through June 30, 122 or 43% were filed in June, marking a 30% increase from the 94 cases filed in May and 103% from the 60 in April. Class action lawsuits are also rising, with 41 filed against employers since the pandemic began.
  • Speaking of Class Actions: One notably growing web conference company has had no less than five class action suits filed against it just this year.

So, what are the four tips for managing multiple matters during the pandemic?  And, why is there a picture of Albert Einstein on this post? You can find out on Ipro’s blog here.  Don’t worry, it’s just one extra click!  :o)

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Also, just a reminder that, on Thursday, November 12 at 2pm ET (1pm CT, 11am PT), Ipro will conduct the webinar Taming the eDiscovery and Governance Dragon: Experts Discuss Slack, Microsoft Teams and Other Collaboration Platforms.  Join Charles Nguyen, Frederic Bourget, Jim Gill and me as we discuss the challenges of collaboration platform discovery and how to address them.  Hope to see you there!

So, what do you think?  Does your organization have an increased number of litigation matters to address due to the pandemic and/or its associated economic crisis?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the authors and speakers themselves, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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