Expansion of the MyDocFileServe

PohlmanUSA, which is regionally and nationally known for court reporting and litigation services, has announced the expansion of the MyDocFileServe™ (MDFS) electronic filing system into eight more Illinois counties for asbestos cases. The system is already heavily relied upon for the asbestos docket in Madison County, Cook County and St. Clair County, Illinois.

MyDocFileServe™ is designed to allow electronic eFiling and eService of documents in one transaction, both simultaneously and securely for complex, multi-party litigation cases. The expansion of this service makes MDFS available in a total of eleven counties including: Cook County, Macon County, Madison County, Marion County, McLean County, Morgan County, St. Clair County, Tazewell County, Washington County, Wayne County, and Williamson County, Illinois.

“This online service and docket management system was custom-built by our Pohlman technology team, and with its robust capabilities for advance search, sorting and reporting, our clients do their work in a more cost-effective and time-efficient way,” said PohlmanUSA CEO, Deborah Walters.

Pohlman’s motto is We’re Always Listening®, and client input was taken into consideration not only when building the product, but for expansion. Walters states “We worked alongside plaintiff and defense firms, and personnel from the court clerk’s offices to ensure this product fulfilled the needs of all parties, and when it was clear the needs of clients warranted an MDFS expansion to more counties, we acted promptly to make it happen.”

PohlmanUSA Court Reporting and Litigation Services is recognized nationwide as the leading provider of technology-driven court reporting and litigation services. For 30 years, Pohlman has specialized in complex multiparty litigation by creating innovative products and customized solutions for clients. Pohlman is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and anticipating clients’ needs. Those interested can also view the company’s Facebook page.

For more information, call 877.421.0099 and ask for Lit Support or visit www.pohlmanusa.com.

depo on the go

In today’s world, travel is not always possible or advisable. Between COVID-19 restrictions and economic pressures, remote technology is an increasingly popular choice in which to conduct business. Going “remote” continues to change the world.  While navigating how to conduct business, school, and life remotely, who could have predicted or anticipated the permanent impact those changes would bring.

While many industries have quickly pivoted to virtual and remote technology out of necessity, some remain resistant or reluctant to the change.  As the world slowed significantly, businesses had to quickly adapt in order to get their staff working safely, reduce corporate expenses, and navigate in a remote world.  Technology and innovative solutions were implemented to ensure it would all be business as usual or at least the new “usual”.

Remote technology continues to significantly reduce travel expenses including airfare, rental car, lodging, and per diem.  Beyond travel, businesses have reduced staff in the physical office, thus reducing costs in office space, printing and copying, office supplies, utilities, supplemented parking costs, etc. With businesses using technology to successfully operate their businesses, many are left with the question, “should return to in-person partially, fully, or not at all.”

With remote technology, organizations can be more productive faster, with client meetings, staff training, and education without unnecessary delays.  If the remote processes are refined and working successfully for a business, it is conceivable to remain virtual with constant monitoring of productivity, employee engagement, client interaction, and overall company health.

With over 30 years of experience, PohlmanUSA understands the importance of accessible, secure technology in the legal industry. We have been providing remote technology to our clients for over a decade. And our latest offering is Depo On The Go™, a remote deposition solution with every component needed to take a remote deposition.  Schedule your remote deposition today, and our remote logistics team will handle the rest. You can expect first-class service, timely technology deployment, expert training for you and your witness, and end-to-end technology support.  The Depo On The Go™ experience will change the way you work.

To learn more, contact our team of experts today!


The 3M Combat Arms Earplug Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) has surpassed the largest MDL ever, with over 200,000 actions since 2018.  Pending since 1991, IN RE: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation was the largest MDL, that is until October 2020 when IN RE: 3M Combat Arms Earplug Liability Litigation took over.

3M Combat Arms Earplug MDL is set to begin the first bellwether trial in April.  The case alleges defective earplugs have caused hearing loss and tinnitus to hundreds of thousands of product users.  The first bellwether trial will be apprised of three cases.

The goal of a bellwether trial, which is commonly used in an MDL, is to test a case that is representative of all cases in the litigation and can be used to shape the process for addressing the remaining cases.  These trials can help advance a large litigation toward resolution in a more timely manner. This can often lead parties to decide whether to settle their claims or continue to litigate.

The lawsuit against 3M alleges that these Combat Arms earplugs are defectively designed – too short to insert properly and prone to loosen, in turn exposing product users to hearing damage. 3M denies that the product is defectively designed or causes injuries to the product’s users.

These trials are the just a peek into what this MDL might hold as far as number of cases.  Once the bellwether trials are completed, we will learn more about how this litigation might grow. To stay up-to-date on the latest industry news, follow our blog below.

Learn more –  https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberg-law-analysis/analysis-3m-combat-arms-mdl-passes-asbestos-as-largest-ever

PohlmanUSA is recognized nationwide as the leading provider of technology-driven court reporting, records retrieval, and litigation services.


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