We recommend collecting emails directly from the email server as opposed to collecting them from a phone or computer. Users tend to retain more emails on the email server than on a phone or computer. For example, on a phone, the user may set all emails to delete automatically after 30 days.
Yes, we provided electronic discovery services for a state government that brought a class action lawsuit against a large asian manufacturer for price fixing.
Evidence in Class Action cases can be obtained from many sources: mobile phones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and social media. We can collect data from multiple sources so class action cases are not a problem for us. In fact, we provide our clients “Consolidated Reports” than combine evidence from multiple sources all in one PDF Evidence Report. We can help you determine what type of evidence to look for, and how to collect and preserve it. We have had experience working with law firms and companies on both the plaintiff and defense side of class action cases.
There are three ways we collect mobile phone evidence:
- Mobile Phone itself.
- Backups of the mobile phone on the computer.
- Backups of the mobile phone on a cloud service.
Our forensic software and collection procedures are fully defensible. Meaning, we protect your data integrity so you can use it for litigation if needed. We extract images, videos, text messages call logs, notes, voicemail and application data. In addition, we always maintain chain of custody and preserve the integrity of the evidence, so it can be admissible in court.
We are lawyers with a deep technical backgrounds. We can extract financial files (e.g. accounting files like Quicken and QuickBooks), and financial data in databases. If you need a detailed financial review for your legal case, we can recommend a forensic accountant or CPA.