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Antitrust cases are usually complex cases with an extraordinary amount of documents, especially electronic documents, such as emails and faxes. The many intricacies of antitrust litigation come into play because of the amount of documentation created between businesses. There are many contracts—contract between businesses, contract between the business and its employees, and other contracts that are sent between attorneys.
In an antitrust litigation lawsuit, all documents, except for those documents that are privileged information, must be provided to the opposing litigant. These documents include electronic documents, whether the documents are correspondence, contracts, or electronic court filings. If the attorneys and clients relied on email to forward documents back and forth for review and editing, there can be a substantial amount of emails to review for privileged information, before they are provided to the opposing litigant.
Legal staffing services provide temporary attorneys to review emails and other electronic documents for privileged information, freeing up the firm's attorneys for more pressing matters. The emails are also coded for relevancy and confidentiality.