Here you can find some answers to common questions relating to Limine. If you can't find your answer here or in Limine's documentation (accessible from the application by clicking the "?" icon or from our downloads page), please contact us directly. If we can't help you by e-mail, we'll be glad to schedule a telephone call or a remote desktop session.
Limine 1.3 introduces support for Microsoft SQL Server (local or networked editions) (MS SQL) which is an enterprise-grade database system supporting many popular litigation technology platforms. Case files powered by MS SQL in a local configuration are limited to a 10 GB database size (this is a limitation of SQL Server Express, not Limine), which corresponds roughly to 500,000 documents or 5,000,000 pages.Case files in networked SQL configurations have no meaningful size restriction.
Obviously, if you put huge numbers of documents into your case file, performance will start to diminish. We've found that on a local configuration, Limine can handle as many as 100,000 documents (or 1,000,000 pages), with an average amount of metadata, with little if any performance impact. Between 100,000 and 500,000 documents, opening large folders or running search queries can take a few seconds, although pulling up documents via Quick View or directly from the Navigator remains fairly instantaneous.
To support larger volumes, a networked version of SQL Server would be required, at which point performance will depend heavily on your server and network configurations.
Also note that the raw size of the images constituting the trial exhibits is largely irrelevant - this is limited only by available storage space. The same is true for video depositions.
For documents and images (basically anything other than videos and audio files), Limine can currently import:
For synchronized video deposition transcripts, the recommended format is YesLaw XML, though the Sanction MDB and TimeCoder Pro XML formats are also supported. If you plan to Limine to manage your transcripts, just ask your videographer for XML or Sanction formats. If there is any confusion, please have them reach out to us.
For loose multimedia files, virtually every common format and codec is supported. The popular ones include AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4/H264, WAV, MP3, AAC, and many more.
Upon import of any case file content, Limine stores a copy of that content in a central location dedicated to the case file. (If encryption is enabled, the content is also encrypted).
By default, everything in the case file is contained within the case file folder and thus there is no need to worry about file paths; deleting or moving the original source documents has no effect on the Limine file. It is a complete copy of the materials. Think of it as your banker's box full of file materials; "importing" into Limine is like copying the original and putting the copy in your box.
Copying or moving a case file to another device is as simple as dragging the folder onto a thumb drive or a network location. Case files can be opened in Limine directly off a thumb drive or network location as well, provided the drive or network location are good quality and reliable.
We certainly think so, but see this blog post for our detailed thoughts on the subject.
Yes! Partnerships with trial technology consultants are a key part of our business. Please contact us to find out more about our Reseller Partner program.
No, Limine is an e-discovery and evidence presentation tool. Specifically, for most cases, Limine's role begins after documents have been processed, reviewed, and produced. We recommend that case teams migrate production images and natives (when available) into Limine and use it as their evidence repository for the duration of the case after document production, so that teams can organize, annotate, ultimately present the evidence at depositions, hearings, and trial all from one tool.
Limine's e-discovery features like lightweight processing, branding, and load file exports are intended to supplement a primary production done with a major review platform and/or a vendor. A great example is when documents need to be redacted for privilege and re-produced with new Bates numbers, or when an opponent prefers providing trial exhibits via load file.
For very small cases (under 1000 produced documents), you may well find Limine capable of handling the entire EDRM spectrum from processing to presentation. However, Limine is not a substitute for a heavy-duty review platform like Relativity or iPro.
You will need one of two things:
No—enterprises, government agencies, and other organizations running their own ASP.NET server(s) have the option of deploying a customized version of our user management and licensing system behind their own firewall, which comes with a customized enterprise edition of Limine that will communicate exclusively with their own servers. Please contact us for more information.
No, Limine requires the full version of Windows (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 are currently supported), with an Intel-compatible processor. Windows RT, the Surface RT, and tablets using the RT technology generally lack the horsepower to run Limine well, and are not supported.
However, note that the Surface 3 (non-Pro) is supported in addition to the Surface Pro, as it contains an Intel processor.
There are currently several ways to share a case file across a network.
On a local network (i.e., LAN, not cloud), Limine case files can be hosted on any network location that can be accessed by the client machines. Multiple computers running Limine can access and work in the file simultaneously.
In addition, organizations with an enterprise-wide Limine license, and litigation support reseller partners, may deploy Limine in a remote desktop environment / virtual machine via their own servers or Microsoft Azure cloud services. This allows anyone with proper credentials to access a case file remotely for depositions, motion, and trial preparation. For offline use, files can then easily be downloaded to local devices.
Legistek also supports networked enterprise deployments via Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition or higher. This allows for much larger database volumes and better performance than simple shared network file storage, and is perfect for firms that have already invested substantially in a SQL server setup to run an e-discovery platform such as Relativity for processing, review and analytics.
Finally, Limine 2.0 (coming in early 2017) will support seamless cloud-based storage options, which will allow users to run Limine on their local machines yet access all of their data directly from the cloud, anywhere in the world. As always, users will be able to download a local copy of all case materials for offline use in court.
Yes! Limine has been tested extensively in Windows 10 and works flawlessly. There are only a couple of things to be aware of:
First, you need any Windows compatible device with a multitouch display. This includes the entire Microsoft Surface line (except the original Surface running Windows RT), along with numerous tablets, laptops, and all-in-ones from manufacturers including Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and many more.
Second, you need to be running Windows 8 or higher. Even though Windows 7 has some touch support, Limine relies on the more advanced touchscreen functionality introduced in Windows 8 and thus touch input requires the newer versions of Windows.
First, your password is never retained by us in any usable format. If your password were "Limine" for example, all that would be recorded on our servers are incomprehensible strings of random numbers that would be different for everyone (even if you have the same password!).
Second, we use Microsoft Azure cloud services to store your account information, a specialized version of which is now being used by the U.S. government including the Department of Defense, and all communications between your device and the server go through encrypted HTTPS.
Third, your case materials are always stored on your own device or network, and can be encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption at any time for an added layer of security. Of course, you are always responsible for the security of your own systems, but Legistek cannot and will not access your case data.
We are not messing around when it comes to security and privacy. But if you have any specific concerns, please contact us for more details.
There is not a native Limine iPad app, but that doesn't mean you can't use Limine on an iPad. For more information, contact us or your litigation support professional.
Limine is not currently supported on Mac OS X; however, it can be used on any Mac running Windows through Parallels or Bootcamp.
If you would like to see a Mac version, please do let us know. With enough demand, it may well happen!