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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

Prominent Detroit Law Firm Settles Employment Discrimination Claims Following Allegations of Mismanaging E-Discovery Preservation

On May 31, 2011, Crain’s Detroit Business (by Chad Halcom) reported that a prominent Detroit law firm and its Vice-Chairman had settled litigation involving various employment law claims filed by a former executive assistant.  I previously reported on this employment discrimination litigation and also discussed the lessons to be learned from the law firm’s alleged mishandling of its … Continue Reading
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