Friday, March 23, 2007

DOAR spin-off to focus on e-discovery

DOAR Litigation Consulting of Lynbrook has spun off a new company to focus on the booming legal field of e-discovery.

Inference Data will help clients pore through voluminous electronic files to find relevant information, said DOAR President Nick Croce. While remaining DOAR’s top executive, Croce is devoting most of his efforts to the new firm; while some new employees have been hired, most of Inference Data’s 20-strong staff came from DOAR’s 130 employees.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Norwood-based Salix Data Solutions is purchasing Copy Plex Inc.

Salix Data Solutions said Wednesday that it is purchasing Copy Plex Inc., a Cincinnati-based company that provides litigation support services to law firms. The sale is expected to be finalized March 30.

Norwood-based Salix will consolidate Copy Plex's Walnut Street location and staff with its own, according to a news release. The combined company will provide content management, electronic data discovery, coding, scanning, image conversion, trial technology services and computer forensics, among others.

RenewData Completes Internal Round of Funding to Support Continued Rapid Growth

AUSTIN, Texas, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RenewData(R), a leader indiscovery services for law firms and corporations, announced today that ithad raised $5 million in a Series D financing from existing investors ABSCapital Partners and CIBC Capital Partners. Since its previous financing inAugust 2006, the Company has named Ellery Buchanan, an experiencedexecutive, as CEO; recruited several new senior managers; enhanced itsboard of directors -- all while experiencing significant growth. Thecapital will be used to support management's forward plan -- includingplanned investments in technology, quality initiatives, and sales &marketing.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Mirus Capital Advisors Serves as Advisor on Sale of Lextranet

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mirus Capital Advisors, a middle-market investment bank, announced today that it has advised Lextranet®, a leading provider of hosted litigation support software, on its sale to Merrill Corporation, a global provider of technology-enabled services for the legal, financial, real estate and other corporate markets.

Boston-based Lextranet offers a suite of advanced Web-based tools that help corporate and law firm attorneys review documents, manage transcripts, share case materials, track discovery productions, process evidence, organize case files, archive data, and streamline collaboration. Clients include two-thirds of the nation's top 50 firms and five of the Fortune 500's top 10 companies. Lextranet and its 60 employees will remain in Boston after the sale.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Merrill Corporation Announces Acquisition of Lextranet(R)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrill Corporation, a leadingglobal provider of technology-enabled services for the legal, financial,real estate and other corporate markets, today announced the acquisition ofLextranet(R), a leading provider of Web-based litigation support and casemanagement systems. Lextranet's Web-based platform and premium transcriptand case management tools will increase Merrill's capacity to provideclients with a complete set of world-class litigation support solutions tomanage the growing amount of discoverable documents.

"The volume and complexity of discoverable material is expandingrapidly," said Mike James, President, Merrill Legal Solutions. "With theaddition of Lextranet, Merrill now offers a more robust set of litigationsupport services, sparing our clients the risk, cost and complexity ofmultiple providers. Moreover, the combined technical expertise of bothcompanies will yield state-of-the-art product development in the comingmonths and years."

RLS Records Division Joins Keais Records Service

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to focus more fully on electronic discovery, RLS Legal Solutions has joined its entire records retrieval operation and customer service support with Keais Records Service, Inc. – a premier nationwide litigation support agency, and inventors of Case Management Protocol™, a way of streamlining records retrieval from the inside out.

“For the past 10 years, Keais has been a dominant player on the market,” said Michael Lehane, President of Keais. “We will provide improved technology and order tracking for the RLS customer, which will translate into a faster turnaround time and more usable records.”

“As the legal support business continues to evolve RLS has become a leader in Electronic Data and Document Discovery (EDD) as well as collateral services like litigation specific reprographics, trial presentations and advanced court reporting. By joining the RLS Records Retrieval Division with a nationwide industry leader in Records Retrieval like Keais, we are able to focus on our technology driven legal solutions and continue to provide the superior level of customer service our customers have come to expect,” says Richard Saldivar, President of RLS.