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Creating a Litigation Response Plan

Creating a Litigation Response Plan

Without a clear, strategic litigation readiness and response plan, you run more than the risk of scrambling in a panic to react to a threat. You risk losing evidence in that mad rush, resulting in monetary and evidentiary spoliation sanctions that can cripple…

Taming the Big Data Dragon

Taming the Big Data Dragon

The more data you have, the higher your ediscovery costs. Therefore, the first step to driving down the cost of ediscovery is simply reducing the amount of data you have to manage. Data reduction requires consideration of the entire lifecycle of data, beginning with a plan for…

Prepare data custodians for litigation response

Prepare data custodians for litigation response

Fifth in a series of best practices for litigation readiness.The legal department may spearhead the company’s litigation response strategy, but success is dependant upon the cooperation of custodians. Every potential data custodian at your organization — from the...

What is a litigation readiness plan?

What is a litigation readiness plan?

Why you need a litigation response plan and where to begin Readiness is “the state of being fully prepared for something.” Litigation readiness is the state of being fully prepared with a repeatable, defensible plan for how to respond to the initiation of a lawsuit or...

What Is ESI?

What Is ESI?

Key facts about electronically stored information and ediscovery ESI: you’ve seen the acronym. But what exactly qualifies as ESI? And how do you manage it properly to ensure you meet your ediscovery, compliance and litigation response obligations? Electronically...

Discovery Misconduct “As Deep As It Is Wide” Merits Harsh Sanctions

Discovery Misconduct “As Deep As It Is Wide” Merits Harsh Sanctions

The court ordered issue preclusion and costs as severe sanctions against a party that engaged in continuous discovery misconduct, including failing to take reasonable steps to preserve evidence stored on a third-party server and making innumerable excuses for the failure to produce documents. The court also sanctioned the party’s counsel for his failure to check his client’s behavior and for taking steps that inappropriately lengthened the proceedings.

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