Principal Changes of the January 3, 2015 Release

Note: These release notes may not reflect current Everlaw functionality, as product updates may have changed certain features since these notes were published. Please refer to our Knowledge Base for support articles on current functionality. 

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1. Automatic Deduplication

Search Dedupe

When this features is enabled, all duplicate documents are automatically hidden in your review. These duplicates remain in your database, but they won't appear by default in your results tables. In internal testing, we’ve found cases where up to 35% of documents can be hidden because they are duplicates of others in the case—that amounts to quite a bit of time saved during review.

There is one additional rule: any document with a Warm or Hot rating, or withany code, will never be hidden, regardless of whether it’s a duplicate. This simple rule has some nice effects. First, for existing cases, turning on auto-deduplication will not suddenly hide any of the interesting documents you’ve found. They’ll appear, just as they always have. Second, you may want to expose multiple documents in the same duplicate set, while keeping deduplication on—for instance, if you’re doing pre-production review and the opposing party wants duplicates in certain cases. Simply rate or code the relevant docs and they’ll show up in all searches and reviews.

There are two ways to access hidden duplicates: when searching, you can indicate that you want duplicates included in that search’s results (see the above screenshot); alternatively, any individual document’s duplicates will be visible in its context panel during review.

This feature is still in beta, so it will not be enabled for your case automatically. If you are interested in having deduplication activated in your case, please send us a message, or email

2. Expanded Audio and Video Support

Figure: Media Viewer

You can now view many audio and video files directly from your browser during review. Simply navigate to the native viewer—which will be renamed to "Media" when an audio or video file is present—to view or hear any multimedia files within the review window!

3. Logout Survey

Logout Survey

We really love to hear feedback from our users! To that end, you’ll now periodically see a short two-question survey when you log out. Please take a moment to let us know how we are doing!


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