Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Discovery Law and New Jersey Legal Copy & Imaging Lead 20-Million-Page Document Management Project

HOUSTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Law, an emerging leader in the US wholesale litigation support services market, today announced the details of a massive document management project for a multinational subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company that provides electronic medical transcription, health information and document management products and services, that it completed in partnership with New Jersey Legal Copy & Imaging (NJLC) and with support from members of its National Litigation Support Service Bureau Alliance.

Monday, December 11, 2006

DocuLex to Release Unique Extracted Data Accessing Electronic Data Discovery Software at LegalTech New York

Winter Haven, FL (PRWEB) December 11, 2006 - DocuLex, Inc., veteran creators of litigation support software will release a unique extracted data accessing electronic data discovery (EDD) software, DocuLex Discovery Cracker 5.0, at LegalTech New York, January 29-31, 2007. The off the shelf program represents the company's new architecture enabling a streamlined workflow of groups and views. Views consist of a subset of data pulled from across one or more information groups, and is created via DocuLex's new DataDetective utilizing numerous filtering options. Designed to quickly winnow large volumes of data, program users collaborate and tag specific records responsive for particular projects. Processing these views versus formal volumes of data leverages greater flexibility and maximizes workflow functionality. Discovery Cracker exports to most prominent litigation support management programs, including Summation (with eDII file support), Concordance, iCONECT, Ringtail and other prominent litigation information management systems and imaging platforms.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

First Advantage Acquires DataSec UK Ltd.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Advantage Corporation (Nasdaq: FADV - News), a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the expansion of its presence in Europe with the acquisition of DataSec UK, Ltd., a computer forensics and electronic discovery services company. In addition, First Advantage is expanding its European operations by opening offices in central London and Brussels.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Trial Solutions Launches Attorney Solutions

Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 29, 2006 -- Trial Solutions today announced that it has launched Attorney Solutions, a nationwide attorney staffing service. Attorney Solutions provides highly skilled and licensed contract attorneys under flexible terms to support a variety of case-based requirements including document review and trial preparation and support.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Autonomy Extends Leadership in eDiscovery with Enhanced Aungate Solutions

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 25// -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. , LSE: AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced new releases of its Aungate Electronic Document Discovery (EDD) and Real-Time Monitoring solutions. Based on Autonomy's IDOL platform, these latest releases are the most scalable solutions available in the market today to help organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with information. In addition, these solutions will provide a significant advantage as organizations prepare for forthcoming eDiscovery legislation.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Kroll Ontrack Acquires Engenium Corporation, Owners of Patented Conceptual Search Technology

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Ontrack, the industry’s largest provider of electronic and paper-based document discovery and computer forensic services, today announced the acquisition of Engenium. Based in Dallas, Texas, Engenium is a leader and pioneer in intelligent search and search-related products. This acquisition signals Kroll Ontrack’s continued commitment to advancing technology that addresses the growing demand for cost-effective methods to locate relevant information from large volumes of data in support of investigations, litigation and regulatory compliance matters. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Originating three years ago with a technology licensing partnership, this union strengthens Kroll Ontrack’s position as the preeminent leader in the electronic discovery space. Engenium’s technology enhances the search capabilities of Ontrack® Inview™, the company’s award-winning review tool, by providing both concept searching and topic review features that produce time and cost savings for electronic discovery clients.

Monday, November 06, 2006

ALM’s Law.com Launches Interactive E-Discovery Road Map

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ALM’s Law.com® today introduced its new E-Discovery Road Map, a clickable visual guide, designed to assist litigators, legal professionals and information technology specialists through the eight major steps in the e-discovery process. The road map is available now at www.law.com/ediscoveryroadmap.

The road map allows users to click on each step of the process outlined in an e-discovery graphic, from records management to production, to locate detailed articles and descriptions of requirements and procedures. The model covers records management, identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis and production. The clickable visual guide was developed by Law.com using dozens of sources, including the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) compiled by more than 60 organizations, including The ABA Law Practice Management Section, DLA Piper and Halliburton. Additional information on e-discovery issues is available in Law.com Legal Technology’s E-Discovery section, located at www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/edd.jsp.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Stratify Expands Foreign-Language Capabilities for Electronic Discovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratify, Inc., a leader in advanced electronic discovery for the legal and compliance markets, today announced expanded foreign-language capabilities for the Stratify Legal Discovery(TM) service. With the increase in the amount of international business transacted in multiple languages and a rise in the number of lawsuits involving global operations, it's critical that corporate counsel and law firms have the tools to efficiently and cost-effectively analyze and review hardcopy and electronic documents in multiple languages. Stratify's new capabilities enable eDiscovery in English and Western European languages as well as complex languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Law.com Launches E-Discovery Road Map

Lost in e-discovery? Find your way through the process with Law.com's new multilevel guide that maps the electronic discovery process from Records Management and Identification through Production.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

LexisNexis Applied Discovery Launches Consultancy

LexisNexis Applied Discovery, a provider of electronic discovery services, has launched the Strategic Records and Information Management (sRIM) consulting group. The sRIM group is designed to fill corporations' need to minimize legal risk through predicable document retention programs.

Consultants from the sRIM group work directly with corporate counsel and IT departments to develop document retention programs that complement and enhance current operations rather than disrupting them. The group also works with law firms to help them offer their clients additional value in the form of document management and e-discovery planning services. sRIM focuses in five primary areas: Records Information Management Policies; Preparation for Litigation and Best-Practices for Response; Enterprise Record Retention and Repository Management; Preparation of IT for Policy Compliance Enforcement and Management; and Discovery Assistance.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Equivalent Data Announces Release of NeedleFinder(TM) Software

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Equivalent Data, a tier one technology company specializing in electronic discovery as well as consulting, services, and products for the legal industry, announced today the release of its new NeedleFinder(TM) software.

Quickly sorting through vast amounts of source data, NeedleFinder(TM) processes hundreds of file types and emails simultaneously and quickly pinpoints pertinent, requested information. Because of its speed and distributed processing, NeedleFinder(TM) is able to pull all the data into a fully-searchable, image-enabled, coded database while preserving the integrity of the data. The software supports mail in its native format, including .pst, .nsf, .rtf, .eml, and .msg.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Open Text Offering New Litigation Management Solution

CHICAGO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, and TCDI, a market leader in large-scale electronic discovery and litigation case management, today announced Livelink ECM - Litigation Management a new solution that will help organizations to significantly reduce their eDiscovery costs and resource demands.

As the volume of corporate information and the size of litigation dockets continue to grow, organizations are increasingly struggling to control the burden of eDiscovery. The new Livelink ECM - Litigation Management solution from Open Text is the first eDiscovery solution to give enterprises the ability to both manage discovery in-house as litigation arises and to put in place a program of long-term, proactive management of content - anything from informal email to formal contracts - that may be subject to discovery. This process helps enterprises determine what content to keep and what to discard based on regulations and pre-determined policies, thus greatly reducing the amount of content available to litigators.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Legasis plans 24x7 legal BPO services

BS Reporter / Pune October 14, 2006
Legal process outsourcing company Legasis Services is planning to offer a spectrum of value-added solutions on a 24X7 basis from its delivery centre in Pune. The company will offer services including contract drafting, document examination and review, arbitration and litigation support and legal due dilligence to multinational companies based in the US and UK. The company will also offer patents and other intellectual property related services.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

First Advantage Reveals Acquisition Of EvidentData

(RTTNews) - Tuesday morning, First Advantage Corp. (FADV | charts | news | PowerRating), a provider of risk mitigation and business solutions, revealed the acquisition of EvidentData, Inc., a company specialized in computer forensics and electronic discovery consulting. The company noted that the transaction was concluded to expand the West Coast presence of its litigation support offering and to enhance its current electronic discovery capabilities, both offered by the company's Litigation Consulting Services unit.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Oce Business Services to Acquire CaseData Inc.

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oce N.V., , a global leader in digital document management and solutions, today announced that its U.S. division Oce Business Services and CaseData, Inc., a leading provider of electronic discovery and litigation support services to U.S. law firms and corporations, have entered into a definitive agreement for Oce Business Services to acquire all activities of CaseData.

The transaction will expand the range of Oce Business Services' document process management business, and give CaseData clients access to Oce's comprehensive portfolio of products and services. CaseData is ranked in the top five E-discovery service providers on the basis of experience and capacity. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Discovery Law Expands Litigation Support Services National Service Bureau Alliance Network

Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 6, 2006 -- Discovery Law, an emerging leader in the US wholesale litigation support services market, today formally announced that it has expanded its national service bureau alliance network to more than 30 alliance members covering 93 locations in the US and Canada with the addition of WarRoom Document Services with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Tampa, Florida and Providence, Rhode Island and Digital Discovery Solutions of Austin, Texas.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stellent Releases Enhanced Version Of Outside In Technology And New Clean Content SDK

CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 4, 2006 -- Stellent, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: STEL) Content Components group, the industry's leading provider of component technologies used to access, transform and control unstructured data, announced today the release of an enhanced version of Stellent(R) Outside In(TM) Technology, including the introduction of the Outside In Clean Content software development kit (SDK).

The upgraded product suite will help original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers develop more robust search programs and applications critical for finding information in documents and other files as part of electronic discovery, compliance and risk management initiatives.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Techbooks Acquires Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc.

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Techbooks, Inc., a global leader in integrated content transformation solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc. (Whitmont), a leading litigation support and eDiscovery services company. This purchase places Techbooks squarely in the rapidly growing market for electronic data discovery (EDD) services driven by the move toward outsourced legal services. The EDD market alone is estimated to be growing at a compounded annual rate of 50% and is expected to reach $2.9B in 2007, according to the 2005 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey.

Techbooks purchased Whitmont's assets to strengthen its content transformation solutions and expand its domain expertise into the outsourced legal services market. Techbooks will continue to serve Whitmont customers while extending the applications of its technology to other markets of focus including academic, media content, and corporate publishing, among others.

FTI Consulting to Offer $215M in Debt

BALTIMORE (AP) -- FTI Consulting Inc., a provider of forensic accounting and litigation support services, on Monday said it plans to sell $215 million worth of debt to institutional investors.
The senior notes mature in 2016.

The company said it intends to use proceeds from the sale to partly finance the $260 million acquisition of FD International Ltd. that it announced earlier this month.

Discovery Law Announces Partnership with ImageDepot to Provide Litigation Document Management Solution

Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2006 -- Discovery Law, an emerging leader in the US wholesale litigation support services market, today announced that it has formed a partnership with ImageDepot to provide a custom branded Internet-based litigation document repository management solution for its national service bureau alliance network.

Discovery Law, an emerging leader in the US wholesale litigation services market plans to provide ImageDepot to its national service bureau network of over 20 alliance members serving 92 locations across the US and Canada.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Legal Professionals Prepare to Meet at Legal IQ's 2nd E Discovery Conference

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, September 18, legal professionals will gather to discuss the laws of E Discovery during Legal IQ's 2nd E Discovery Conference taking place at Bridgewater's in New York. There are four dynamic pre-conference workshops with leading legal professionals leading discussions. These include:
E Discovery in 2006 and Beyond: Impact on Attorneys, Clients, and Judges of Proposed E Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Bowne Announces Sale of DecisionQuest

NEW YORK, NY--(MARKET WIRE)--Sep 12, 2006 -- Bowne & Co., Inc. (NYSE:BNE - News) today announced the sale of DecisionQuest® to employees of DecisionQuest for $10 million.
DecisionQuest, one of the nation's leading trial consulting firms, specializes in jury research, demonstrative exhibits, jury selection, courtroom technology and strategic communications.

"This transaction, combined with the previous sale of the CaseSoft and electronic discovery businesses within our Litigation Solutions unit, continues our strategy to focus on growing our core businesses of financial and marketing and business communications," said David J. Shea, President and Chief Operating Officer of Bowne.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

FTI steps up pace of growth

The company announced yesterday that it agreed to acquire London-based FD International Ltd., a financial public relations firm better known as Financial Dynamics, for $260 million. With a roster of more than 750 clients, including Heineken, Vodafone and Novartis, Financial Dynamics adds 450 employees at 17 offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and the United States.

For 2006, Financial Dynamics is on track to reap $120 million in revenue. It is FTI's second consecutive acquisition of a firm headquartered outside of the United States. In July, it bought International Risk Limited, based in Hong Kong.

DocuLex, Inc. and Rosen Technology Resources, Inc. Announce Joint Integration Between ALCoder™ and Discovery Cracker

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2006 -- DocuLex, Inc., leading the industry in document imaging, management and electronic discovery for service bureaus and legal departments, and Rosen Technology Resources, a leading litigation support consulting company, are pleased to announce joint integration with Rosen Technology Resources’ ALCoder™ software and DocuLex Discovery Cracker. "Designed specifically for Electronic Discovery, DocuLex Discovery Cracker is a powerful application that captures all forms of electronic files, then converts them to industry standard image files, plus generates an associated index including full text and metadata. Users of Discovery Cracker and ALCoder will now be able to generate document coding from electronic documents for fast indexing, hybrid coding, and duplicate identification" states Tim Nissen, Director of Marketing of DocuLex.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

O'Brien & Levine Court Reporting Expands With Acquisition of Springfield Firm

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2006--O'Brien & Levine Court Reporting today announced that it has acquired Liberty Legal Resources, based in Springfield, Mass., broadening its coverage throughout New England and offering attorneys a neutral setting for depositions in the region.

2006 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report

The overview results of the 2006 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report are available here in summary form.

Market Size and Growth -
Our survey covered the 2005 calendar year. Based on our research, we estimate that 2005 commercial electronic discovery revenues were in the range of $1,295 million - up 56% from 2004:

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Whitmont Acquires eFor, a Computer Forensics Company

LOS ANGELES, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Aug 29, 2006 -- Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc., a national litigation support services and consulting company, today announced the acquisition of eFor, Inc., a computer forensics firm that specializes in the defensible collection and forensic analysis of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in the eDiscovery and Litigation Support industry. The move is designed to strengthen Whitmont's objective to provide customized total workflow solutions to its customers involved in civil and criminal matters. Developing and implementing a sound ESI collection methodology is a critical initial step in the legal discovery process.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

For Sale - Top Litigation Support Services Co. 20yrs In Biz; Nearly $1M EBITDA! SBA Prequal.

Business Summary
This Successful Business Services Company Is One Of The Best-In-Class Providers Of Litigation Support Services In California, And Is A Recognized Leader In Its Market Niche. Capabilities Encompass The Full Range Of Services And Support Needed For Every Stage Of The Litigation Process.

This Sale Is Highly Confidential, And Certain Details Have Been Omitted To Protect The Identity Of The Company. To Obtain Confidential Details, Potential Buyers Will Need To Sign The Company’s NDA And Provide A Personal Or Corporate Financial Statement That Demonstrates Sufficient Cash And Real Estate Equity (Collateral).

Friday, August 25, 2006

RenewData Named to Inc. 500; Company's 744.4% Revenue Growth Cited as Reason for 135 Rank

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- RenewData(R), a leader in information governance(TM), specializing in electronic discovery, email archiving and compliance, today announced that it has been named to the 25th Annual Inc. 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. In its first year to be eligible for the list, RenewData ranked 135 nationally, with a 3-year average annual sales growth of 744.4%.

Friday, August 18, 2006

RenewData Secures $30 Million in Series C Funding

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- RenewData®, a leader in the development of the Information Governance vision, providing full-service electronic discovery, email archiving, and compliance solutions, today announced completion of a $30 million dollar round of Series C financing. ABS Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on investing in established and profitable growth companies, led the financing, with participation from existing investor, CIBC Capital Partners, a leading private equity group focused on growth-oriented businesses in dynamic industries.

Monday, August 07, 2006

ADERANT Partners with Baker Robbins & Company; Partnership to Focus on Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence Solutions for Law ..

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2006--ADERANT, a global provider of business and financial management software for professional services organizations, today announced a partnership with Baker Robbins & Company, a leading independent technology consulting firm that provides innovative solutions to large law firms and corporate legal departments. Baker Robbins will provide consulting services for ADERANT's corporate performance management solution, Expert Executive Office, as well as provide law firms with related business process consulting and implementation services.

LexisNexis Acquires CaseSoft and Dataflight Software - Cements Position of Total Litigator As Leading Provider of Complete Litigation Management ....

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2006--LexisNexis today announced it has acquired Dataflight Software(R), Inc. and CaseSoft(R), Ltd., providers of the foremost evidence management and case analysis litigation services respectively.

CaseSoft CaseMap, TextMap and TimeMap solutions and Concordance(R) from Dataflight will be added to the portfolio of specialist litigation services available via the LexisNexis(R) Total Litigator(R) platform. Total Litigator, launched in February 2006, has already established itself as the market-leading resource for complete litigation management service. Total Litigator has earned the endorsement of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) as the "best option for litigators."

Friday, August 04, 2006

Legal IQ's 2nd E Discovery Conference Announced

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal IQ's 2nd E Discovery Conference
is proud to welcome a distinguished line-up of sponsors and exhibitors.
This event addresses the huge challenges associated with document retention
and production and shows you how to proactively manage data and minimize
your risks. The conference will take place Monday, September 18 --
Wednesday, September 20 at Bridgewaters in New York City.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

CaseRev Secures $4 Million in Series B Funding

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2006--CaseRev, Inc. today announced the closing of a $4 million round of equity funding. The Series B funding was led by Rustic Canyon Partners with continuing participation by Series A investor Miramar Venture Partners. CaseRev has raised over $7 million in financing to date. Additionally, Rustic Canyon Partner, Michael Song, was elected to the company's Board of Directors.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Huron Consulting Group Acquires Litigation Consulting Experts

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2006--Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced the acquisition of FAB Advisory Services, LLC ("FABAS"). FABAS, founded and led by Frank A. Bernatowicz, assists clients with troubled situations by providing litigation consulting, fraud investigation, corporate reorganization, and other financial advisory services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

FTI Consulting 2Q Profit Drops

BALTIMORE (AP) - FTI Consulting Inc., which provides forensic accounting and litigation support services, said Monday its second-quarter profit fell 12 percent, hurt by higher amortization, net interest expense and stock-based compensation costs.

Quarterly net income fell to $12.7 million, or 32 cents per share, from $14.4 million, or 33 cents per share. Revenue grew to $159.8 million from $123.9 million.

Huron Consulting Group Acquires Aaxis Technologies and Document Review Consulting Services, LLC

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2006--Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced the acquisitions of Aaxis Technologies and Document Review Consulting Services, LLC to enhance the Company's service offerings to the office of the general counsel and their law firms.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Xerox to launch litigation services line after Amici acquisition

Xerox announced it is now officially launching the Xerox Litigation Services line of electronic discovery and records management service.

Xerox Litigation Services will combine records management consulting from Xerox Global Services with Amici's e-discovery technology to provide customers with a secure way to collaborate with law firms, partners and government agencies on litigation and regulatory compliance matters.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Charges related to purchase drop Epiq earnings

Citing costs related to its purchase of nMatrix Inc. last year, Epiq Systems Inc. reported lower second-quarter earnings on higher revenue compared with last year.

After the market closed on Tuesday, the Kansas City, Kan., company reported earnings of $528,000, or 3 cents a share, for the quarter that ended June 30. This is an 82 percent decrease from earnings of $2.9 million, of 15 cents a share, for the same quarter last year.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Xerox Completes $174 Mln Acquisition Of Amici LLC

(RTTNews) - Monday, Xerox Corp. (XRX) revealed the completion of $174 million worth acquisition of Amici LLC, which was announced earlier. With the deal closure, the company said, it officially launched Xerox Litigation Services line of electronic discovery and records management services.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Merrill Corporation Acquires Court Recording Services in Australia

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrill Corporation, a leading provider of outsourcing solutions for various complex business communication and information management needs, today announced WordWave International Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merrill, has completed the acquisition of Court Recording Services (CRS), a leading provider of court recording and transcription services to various judiciary and governmental clients in Australia, Hong Kong and other international locations.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Esquire Litigation Solutions Acquires D-M Information Systems to Accelerate Growth in E-Discovery and Litigation Document Management

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2006--Esquire Litigation Solutions, LLC, a national provider of litigation support services, today announced the acquisition by its parent company of D-M Information Systems, Inc., a Davis, Calif.-based company that provides a wide range of litigation support solutions to law firms, in-house legal departments and government agencies.

Friday, July 07, 2006

FTI Acquires International Risk

BALTIMORE — FTI Consulting Inc., a provider of forensic accounting and litigation support services, said Thursday it acquired International Risk Ltd., a Hong Kong-based risk mitigation firm.

Financial terms were undisclosed.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Discovery Mining Closes $3.2 Million E-Discovery Strategic Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Mining, Inc., a leader in electronic discovery technology, announced today a strategic partnership with EVault, Inc., the leader in online data protection solutions.

In addition to collaborating on major marketing initiatives, EVault made a $3.2 million investment in Discovery Mining; the proceeds from the investment will be used to accelerate the growth of Discovery Mining's massive data processing capacity and to further the development and sales of its Litigation and Compliance/Archiving technology solutions.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Xerox to Acquire Amici LLC; $174 Million Acquisition Expands Document Management Offerings for Growing E-discovery Market

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2006--To expand its document management services business, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Amici LLC for $174 million. Amici is a leading provider of electronic-discovery (e-discovery) services, primarily supporting litigation and regulatory compliance.

E-discovery is the identification, filtering, production and storage of relevant data from paper or electronic documents, like e-mail, text files, memos, databases, presentations and spreadsheets. Projected to grow at an annual compounded rate of close to 40 percent, e-discovery services could be a nearly $2.5 billion market in the U.S. by 2009, according to IDC.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Xact Partners With Legal Document Management in the U.S. and UK Leading Litigation Support Companies Work Together Across the Atlantic

Mission, KS; London, UK (PRWEB) May 30, 2006 –- Xact, a leading provider of electronic data discovery (EDD) and litigation support services, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Legal Document Management Ltd. (LDM), a leading international provider of document management and litigation support solutions. The two companies will recommend each other’s services in cities and countries where only one company operates an office. Both companies provide legal document management, litigation support, and electronic discovery to the legal profession, corporations, government and financial institutions throughout the United States, UK, Europe, and Asia.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

ePLDT to buy 100% of SPI Tech

PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE Co. (PLDT) added another company to its growing service portfolio by acquiring one of the biggest business process outsourcing firm in the world.

In a statement, the countrys largest telecommunications firm said it had authorized its information and communications technology arm, ePLDT Inc., to acquire 100 percent of the SPI group of companies.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Translations.com and ArchiText Merge; Combined Companies Will Form Technology-Focused Subsidiary of The World's Largest Privately-Held ....

NEW YORK & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2006--Translations.com, a leader in website and software localization, Globalization Management software products, and enterprise-level translation solutions, today announced that it has completed a merger with leading software localization and content solutions provider, ArchiText Inc.

Boston-based ArchiText will become a division of Translations.com and continue to be led by founder Hans Fenstermacher, a 25-year veteran of the localization industry and founding Chairman of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA). In addition to remaining President of the ArchiText Division, Fenstermacher will join the senior management team of Translations.com.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Legal Process Outsources (LPOs) headed for consolidation

HYDERABAD: Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) in India, which offers many opportunities, may be headed for a phase of consolidation in its bid to move up the value chain.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Z-Axis buying Silicon Mountain Memory

Greenwood Village-based Z-Axis (OTCBB: ZXIS) will give about 92 percent of its common stock (4,973,284 shares) to Silicon Mountain stockholders. ....

In addition, Z-Axis plans to sell its litigation support services business to some of its principal stockholders, officers and directors.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

LECG to Acquire BMB Mack Barclay, Inc.

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/08/2006 -- LECG (NASDAQ: XPRT), a global expert services firm, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the operating assets of BMB Mack Barclay, Inc. and affiliates, a privately held expert services firm, ("Mack Barclay") with offices in San Diego and Costa Mesa, California.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) Reports First Quarter 2006 Results

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2006--Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006..........

Kroll increased revenues 4 percent to $243 million in the first quarter, or 6 percent on an underlying basis. Significant pricing pressures in the marketplace adversely affected Kroll's electronic discovery business, reducing both its revenues and profitability. Kroll's corporate advisory and restructuring business produced double-digit revenue growth, with particularly good performance in Europe. Background screening also reported double-digit revenue growth, with continued favorable domestic trends benefiting from higher unit volume.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Norcross Group and LegalPro Imaging Announce Merger

The Norcross Group, Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of Computer Forensics and e-Discovery services, today announced a merger with LegalPro Imaging Services, Inc., a document imaging, e-discovery, and case management software training and consulting services company also located in Atlanta, GA.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

RR Donnelley Completes Purchase of Leading Business Process Outsourcing Provider OfficeTiger

CHICAGO, April 28 /CNW/ -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
(NYSE: RRD) has completed its previously announced purchase of OfficeTiger.
The acquisition agreement was announced on March 20, 2006. This concludes RR
Donnelley's second acquisition of a leading BPO provider in less than a year.
In June of 2005 RR Donnelley concluded its acquisition of Astron, a UK-based
BPO provider with resources in Europe, India and Sri Lanka.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Integreon and MetaLINCS Partner to Integrate E-Discovery Analysis into Outsourced Litigation Support Services

San Jose, Calif. (PRWEB) April 27, 2006 -- MetaLINCS, a leading provider of E-Discovery software, and Integreon, a leading litigation support outsourcing service provider, today announced a strategic partnership that will combine Integreon’s world-class legal and technical discovery support capabilities with MetaLINCS’ industry leading E-Discovery analysis and review technology. Integreon will give litigation support professionals more control over the E-Discovery process and dramatically reduce the time, expense and risk of document review during litigation.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Pitney Bowes Closes Acquisition Of Ibis Consulting For $67 Mln - Quick Facts

(RTTNews) - Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) said on Monday that it completed the acquisition of Ibis Consulting, Inc. for about $67 million. Pitney Bowes stated that the acquired business would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Management Services.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Bridgeway acquires Law Manager

Bridgeway Software Inc. has acquired Law Manager Inc. for undisclosed terms

Law Manager is a Conshohocken, Pa.-based provider of software and services for corporate and government agency legal departments.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

RenewData Posts Fourth Consecutive Year of Record Growth in 2005; Revenue Grows 244% as Customers Embrace Information Governance Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- RenewData(R), a leader in Information Governance(TM) solutions for corporations and law firms, today announced that 2005 provided the fourth consecutive year of record revenue growth.

Highlights of 2005 include:
- Revenue growth from $4.5 million in 2003 to $12.5 million in 2004 to $30.5 million in 2005
- 70% growth in compliance and email migration services, year over year

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

FTI Consulting Hires Adam Cohen and Joseph Doloboff; Senior Managing Directors Expand FTI's Technology Consulting and Transaction Advisory Services...

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2006--FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), a premier provider of problem-solving consulting and technology services to major corporations, financial institutions and law firms, announced today the appointments of two new senior managing directors. Adam I. Cohen joins FTI's Technology Consulting practice and Joseph Doloboff joins FTI's Transaction Advisory Services group.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Pitney Bowes to buy Ibis Consulting

APR. 4 10:17 A.M. ET Pitney Bowes Inc., a maker of postage meters and mailing equipment, on Tuesday agreed to buy Ibis Consulting Inc. for $67 million to expand its growing business with the legal sector.

With a staff of about 100 workers, Providence, R.I.-based Ibis provides electronic discovery services for law firms and companies that are in the litigation process.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

AXS-One, OnSite E-Discovery Join Forces to Meet Growing Demand for Integrated Solution to Address Compliance, Document Retention, E-Discovery and ....

RUTHERFORD, NJ and ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/21/2006 -- OnSite E-Discovery, a Virginia-based global e-discovery and forensics firm serving law firms and corporations, and AXS-One Inc. (AMEX: AXO), a leading provider of high performance records compliance management software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that offers a matchless combination of compliance technology and litigation support. At a time when e-discovery has become a top priority for enterprises, corporate clients can leverage the market-leading AXS-One Compliance Platform™ to ensure the compliant retention, complete search and retrieval and litigation case hold of all electronic records, with an auditable chain of custody, and provide OnSite E-Discovery with data files that can be prepared for attorney review, TIFF conversion and production.

Navigant Consulting, Inc. Acquires Precept Programme Management Limited

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), an internationalconsulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, riskmanagement and financial advisory solutions to legal counsel,government agencies and companies experiencing regulatory orstructural change, announced today that it has acquired PreceptProgramme Management. Precept is the United Kingdom's leadingindependent dispute advisory and program management consulting firm,with a particular expertise in the construction industry.

Offshore Outsourcing deal of $250-million adds large presence in India and Sri Lanka

Ahmedabad - Gujarat 3/25/2006 11:26 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

The provider of document services and related offerings, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, told it will acquire BPO-business process Outsourcing unit of OfficeTiger by 250 million dollar in an their deal of cash.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Protiviti Acquires P.G. Lewis & Associates

Menlo Park, Calif. (March 3, 2006) - Risk management and internal audit services provider Protiviti Inc. has acquired P.G. Lewis & Associates, a data forensics firm specializing in corporate investigations and litigation support for civil, dispute and regulatory matters.

Monday, February 27, 2006

EMC adds e-Discovery services

February 27, 2006—EMC today unveiled its eDiscovery solution, which combines services with EMC software and hardware to collect and hold information relative to litigation. eDiscovery also applies information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies to organize data and streamline the discovery process, eliminating the need for costly third-party services.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Navigant Consulting, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Results

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2006--Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI):
-- Fourth quarter revenues increased 16 percent, year over year, to $150.5 million, from $129.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Annual revenues increased 19 percent, to $575.5 million, compared to $482.1 million in 2004.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Merrill Corporation Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrill Corporation today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The proposed offering will include shares sold by Merrill Corporation and by certain of Merrill's stockholders including DLJ Merchant Banking Partners II, L.P. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will be acting as joint book-running managers and Piper Jaffray & Co. will be a co-manager.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

'Electronic discovery' industry blooming

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Even just a few years ago, lawyers in corporate lawsuits sometimes agreed not to poke around in their opponents' e-mails. Instead they'd confine themselves to paper memos and other documents on file as they pursued evidence.

Whitmont Legal Technologies Announces Strategic Alliance With CaseShare Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/27/2006 -- In an effort to enhance its expanding set of products and services, Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc., a Los Angeles based litigation support and consulting company, today announced a new strategic alliance with CaseShare Systems, Inc. The addition of CaseShare’s Catalyst Repository and Catalyst XE case management application to Whitmont’s already comprehensive litigation support and eDiscovery service and consulting offerings will further extend Whitmont’s ability to provide solutions to their law firm, corporate and government customers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Integreon Acquires Electronic Discovery Services Business From Bowne & Co., Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Integreon, a leader in knowledge, content and document outsourcing services, today announced the acquisition of the electronic discovery services business from Bowne for undisclosed terms. Bowne will retain all other components of its Litigation Solutions business, including DecisionQuest(R), Case Soft(R), and JFS Litigator's Notebook(R).

Monday, January 23, 2006

On-Site E-Discovery Inc., an Alexandria, Va.based provider of litigation support services, has received an undisclosed amount of private equity fundin

On-Site E-Discovery Inc., an Alexandria, Va.based provider of litigation support services, has received an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Summit Partners. The new capital will be used to buyout certain minority shareholders like High Street Capital.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Xiotech Signs Agreement to Acquire Daticon Inc.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xiotech® Corporation said today it has reached agreement with Daticon Incorporated to purchase the assets of that company. Daticon is a Norwich-based litigation support and document conversion services company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Xiotech is pledging to keep Daticon's operations based in Norwich, Conn., protecting the company's 170 local jobs.

Monday, January 09, 2006

OnSite E-Discovery Receives Private Equity Investment from Summit Partners; Provider of Litigation Support Services Poised for Additional Growth

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2006--OnSite E-Discovery, Inc., a leading provider of litigation support services, today announced it has received an equity investment from Summit Partners, a leading private equity and venture capital firm, to buy out certain minority investors.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Merrill Corporation Acquires WordWave, Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrill Corporation, a leading global provider of technology-enabled services for the legal, financial, real estate and other corporate markets, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of WordWave, Inc., a leading provider of litigation support, court reporting, captioning and transcription services for law firms, courts, governmental agencies and corporations worldwide.