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Foreign Language Document Review
By Josh Gilliland
The first foreign language lawsuit I worked on as an attorney was an international price fixing case with defendants in Japan and Germany. Boxes of printed discovery were produced in Japanese. This raised serious issues of how to find documents that supported our causes of action and prepare for depositions.
Fast forward to present day: Parties might not be producing boxes of paper—in lawsuits with products made in the United States but with overseas parent companies—and instead hard drives of data in multiple languages.
International business raises a complex question for litigators: How do you review discovery in a different language? From cases with deposition notices, to third-party requests for production, to products liability cases for cars, parties can easily find themselves in discovery with documents in both English and a different language.
Bringing eDiscovery In-House: How Can You Be Successful?
In today’s litigation environment, more and more law firms are bringing significant aspects of e-discovery in-house while minimizing the role of outside service providers. And many others are at least considering it. When done correctly, in-house e-discovery offers numerous advantages: cost-savings, more control and the opportunity to provide better client services.
Now is a good time for law firms to at least consider the idea. While e-discovery remains a challenge for law firms and their clients, the picture is much clearer now than it was a few years ago.The revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been in place long enough that many attorneys and their clients feel more comfortable navigating the e-discovery process.
More cases involving e-discovery are working their way through the courts, and judges are providing clarity when it comes to what they expect of litigants. And more clients have begun to understand the importance of creating and following good records management practices.