Open Source Digital Thaumaturgy

Create usable information from e-discovery data dumps.

In Turner et al. v. Murphy Oil USA, Codefix Consulting worked with environmental consultants at Northeast Geoscience to collate and summarize laboratory chemical analysis reports.

Proprietary laboratory software generated addresses and soil sample results scattered throughout hundreds of identically named documents; with sophisticated search technology and custom code, Codefix extracted and correlated the data to produced a coherent spreadsheet by the end of the same day the documents were received.

These data were used decisively in winning a $330 million settlement between Murphy Oil USA and about 6,000 Louisiana homeowners whose houses were flooded with 25,000 barrels of oil from a storage tank that floated off its foundation during Hurricane Katrina.

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