Almost any construction project carries the potential for disputes, which all too often lead to litigation and associated costs. As litigation costs increase, they eat into potential recovery or limit defense strategies. Finding ways to lower litigation expenses helps eliminate cost as a barrier to a favorable outcome. One area ripe for such measures is e-discovery—the process in any litigation where, as court rules require, the parties collect and exchange electronically stored documents and data. That process necessarily is affected by the way those documents and files are stored and managed. Even before litigation begins, construction companies can take simple steps to reduce their e-discovery costs.
Michael Metz-Topodas is an Associate in the Construction Group of Cohen Seglias. He represents commercial and construction clients in all stages of litigation from assessing claims and developing case strategy to drafting pleadings, substantive and procedural motions, discovery responses, protective orders, and settlement agreements.