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Leading Los Angeles Law Firm Utilizes Redact-It Desktop from Informative Graphics for Secure Electronic Redaction of Documents

Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, annotation and redaction technology, today announced that Los Angeles-based Kegel, Tobin and Truce, a pioneering law firm and leader in the field of workers’ compensation defense, has selected Redact-It® Desktop by IGC to redact privacy information and privileged data from documents requested during discovery.

Founded in 1972, Kegel, Tobin and Truce has an established and unprecedented record of success before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The company’s expertise extends to subrogation as well as highly controversial cases involving complex medical issues such as toxic exposure and infectious diseases. The firm places the highest premium on integrity and maintaining its competitive edge to continue earning the trust and protecting the interests of its clients. With the evolution of litigation-related documents going from print to digital, the firm is mastering the use of electronic tools, including electronic redaction with Redact-It, to strengthen its position of excellence in the space.

The process of document redaction evokes images of legal personnel gathered around conference tables using black permanent markers to mark up brittle documents, shuttling between photocopiers to prevent the inadvertent release of privileged information. In fact, a recent survey of law firms across the United States revealed that 74 percent of firms in the survey still perform redaction manually while only 44 percent now employ technology to protect or redact privacy information. Redact-It modernizes this practice for Electronically Stored Information (ESI) by automating many of the manual aspects of redaction.

Kegel, Tobin and Truce, with California offices in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Ventura, San Diego and the Inland Empire, handles hundreds of cases per year and recently installed Redact-It Desktop to intelligently remove sensitive content and privacy information like Social Security numbers, names, phone numbers and confidential medical information before making discovery documents available to opposing counsel and the court. Redact-It dramatically reduces the time it takes to redact, review and release documents for public records access, eDiscovery and any other process involving sharing confidential or privacy information.

“Redact-It assists us in maintaining the integrity of our work, providing intelligent oversight of the document redaction process, which is a notoriously manual and time-consuming process performed by law firms globally,” said Ted C. Hanf, a managing Principal at Kegel, Tobin and Truce. “Redact-It increases redaction efficiency and ensures that sensitive content in electronic documents leaving our firm remain blacked out from view to avoid negative repercussions of unauthorized viewing.”

About Informative Graphics

Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), founded in 1990, is a leading developer of commercial software products for content visualization, secure publishing, and collaboration. Renowned for their cost-saving value, ease of use, features and scalability, ICG products are deployed by thousands of corporations, law firms and government agencies in the United States and internationally. IGC maintains offices in the United States and has key distribution and OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit

Informative Graphics is a registered trademark of Informative Graphics Corporation, and Redact-It is a trademark of Informative Graphics Corporation. All other names are the properties of their respective owners.

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