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How to Tell Litigation Clients to Preserve Digital Information

Did you know that California attorneys have a duty to tell their litigation clients that they must maintain and preserve electronically stored information?  Here’s what to say.

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How to Stop Them from Hitting the Delete Button

Electronically stored information is so easy to alter or delete without a trace, which is particularly challenging when that information is evidence in a lawsuit. How do you make sure that this virtual evidence stays put?

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Don’t Hit That Delete Button!

Updated 8/17/15: Companies are increasingly turning to automated hold processes to make a legal hold smoother and more legally defensible.

When the duty to preserve electronic evidence arises and how far it extends can be the subject of heated dispute. One thing is clear, however: When the duty to preserve evidence is triggered by pending litigation or the possibility of future litigation, don’t hit that delete button!