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Litigation Support System
One of several types of database which holds both a copy document and information about that document.
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Litigation Support System

One of several types of database which holds both a copy document and information about that document.  Most systems will hold the full text of the document and allow searches to be conducted against the text and /or any additional information that might be present in the database.  The most sophisticated systems can group documents into categories based on their content and even predict their coding by reference to specimen coding provided by a lawyer.

"any matter in question"
We desire to make the rule as large as we can with due regard to propriety; and therefore I desire to give as large an interpretation as I can to the words of the rule, "a document relating to any matter in question in the action." ...
Lord Justice Brett (20 Dec 1882)

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"any matter in question"

We desire to make the rule as large as we can with due regard to propriety; and therefore I desire to give as large an interpretation as I can to the words of the rule, "a document relating to any matter in question in the action." I think it obvious from the use of these terms that the documents to be produced are not confined to those, which would be evidence either to prove or to disprove any matter in question in the action;

It seems to me that every document relates to the matters in question in the action, which not only would be evidence upon any issue, but also which, it is reasonable to suppose, contains information which may--not which must--either directly or indirectly enable the party requiring the affidavit either to advance his own case or to damage the case of his adversary. I have put in the words "either directly or indirectly," because, as it seems to me, a document can properly be said to contain information which may enable the party requiring the affidavit either to advance his own case or to damage the case of his adversary, if it is a document which may fairly lead him to a train of inquiry, which may have either of these two consequences.

Lord Justice Brett (20 Dec 1882)
The Compagnie Financiere et Commerciale du Pacifique v The Peruvian Guano Company (1882) 11 QBD 55 (1882) [IN THE COURT OF APPEAL.] 1882 Dec. 20

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