Time Warner Engages Clearwell to Handle Its E-Discovery Processes

Time Warner's new package will enable the conglomerate to accelerate its early-case assessment and nonlinear review processes, which in turn will lower its overall legal expenses.

Time Warner, one of the world's largest communications companies, won't have to hire outside firms to handle its in-house legal discovery duties anymore. As of Feb. 1, that job now goes to e-discovery automation software specialist Clearwell Systems.
Time Warner's new package will enable the conglomerate to accelerate its early-case assessment and nonlinear review processes, which in turn will lower its overall legal expenses. This is because the company won't need to hire a service provider to provide law clerks at several hundred dollars per hour to sift through mountains of e-mail, chat records, documents, log files, and video and audio files to find documents in its system required by courts.
Automated e-discovery in general also reduces risk because the element of human error is left out of the equation. Mountain View, Calif.-based Clearwell uses its own multifaceted search mechanism that uses several criteria-including keywords, dates, names, inference and word patterns-to find electronic documents needed for litigation.
Clearwell E-Discovery Platform comprises several modules. The Processing and Analysis Module provides features such as Transparent Search, discussion threads and people analytics that enable users to accelerate early-case assessment, defensibly eliminate irrelevant documents and false positives, and rapidly perform a first-pass review, Clearwell Vice President of Products and Marketing Kamal Shah told eWEEK.
The Review and Production Module enables reviewers to view all related documents in context, perform one-click tagging, redact documents and apply reason codes, increasing review throughput and consistency, Shah said.
Responsive documents can be produced or seamlessly uploaded into litigation support databases via EDRM-compliant XML and other major load file formats. In addition, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automatically tracks all actions on case documents throughout the e-discovery workflow, which ensures a defensible e-discovery process, Shah said.
Earlier this year, Clearwell announced that it expanded its platform to cover all major enterprise content management systems.

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