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When it comes to litigation, the e-discovery tail is wagging the litigation dog. More than wagging, the tail is throwing the dog around like a judo master. Discovery costs represent a greater percentage of litigation budgets than anyone foresaw 20 years ago, greater than any other litigation cost, by far. The increase in budgets is directly related to the overwhelming volume of information that corporations create. We have gone from the megabyte era to the gigabyte era, skipped the terabyte era, and we’re now firmly in the petabyte era.