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Proper E-Discovery Preservation Critical for Avoiding the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ken Kesey, an American author best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962), once exclaimed “To hell with facts! We need stories!” Mr. Kesey’s exclamation often becomes the storyline when a party to litigation mismanages their e-discovery preservation obligations and is then forced to respond to sanctions and spoliation claims. This … Continue Reading

Knowing When to Hold ‘Em: Considerations for Getting the Preservation Obligation Right in Employment Discrimination Claims

Growing up, my dad was a huge country music fan. I refused to appreciate this style of music for no other reason than it was what my parents liked. But one song I vividly remember was the Gambler by Kenny Rogers. The refrain from that song always plays in my mind when it it comes … Continue Reading

Are Employers Still Confused When it Comes to E-discovery Preservation?

A recent employment discrimination claim highlights that employers and their lawyers still struggle with e-discovery preservation obligations.  In Haraburda v. Arcelor Mittal USA, Inc.(N.D. Ind. 6/28/2011) (PDF) the defendant former employer was ordered by the Court to implement a broad litigation hold to preserve information that may be discoverable (i.e., information that relates or may lead … Continue Reading
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