I’ve been sent message by Craig Saunders, President of LiveLitigation. Some of vTestify’s materials allegedly have the name LiveDeposition on it, which was the old the name of LiveLitigation. The two are not related. vTestify is a competitor of LiveLitigation. The company has released a statement on the issue.
I’m told by Mr. Saunders that LiveLitigation has spent a lot of money in the last twelve years to ensure their realtime tool works well with all reporter software. An offer for unlimited and free local streams has been extended to court reporters until the end of the year.
vTestify was the outfit that previously featured a calculator on its site claiming it could save attorneys thousands of dollars per deposition. Subsequently it fell into more of a “platform” than a court reporting competitor, and partnered with Esquire and Verbit. The divide between businesses that stand by the stenographic reporter and businesses that don’t seem to care about the harm digital reporting is likely to do to minority speakers continues to grow.
After this article was released a reader pointed out vTestify’s strategic partnership with Stenograph a few weeks before the Stenograph boycott.