Posts Tagged ‘e-discovery’

E-Discovery Decision Demonstrates Need For Effective Retention Practices: A Great Case Study For E-Discovery Training

Monday, January 7th, 2008

I’m still catching up on December news…and I ran across a significant e-discovery ruling. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled December 13, 2007, that Justin Bunnell/ was guilty of “willful spoliation of evidence” violating the E-Discovery Rule in the suit Columbia Pictures, Inc. brought against them for copyright infringement.
Reading through the court records, it is really amazing how blatantly the defendent violated what seemed to be almost every e-discovery rule possible in this situation. They…


7 More Reasons Why Sending Cleartext IM and Email Is *NOT* Secure Even If Your Doc Says It Is…Part 2

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

As a continuation of my blog posting from Monday, here are 7 additional reasons to add to the previous 4 for why sending cleartext instant messages (IMs) and email is not secure:


RAM Is Subject To E-Discovery Under Recent Ruling: Talk With Your Legal Counsel About The IT Issues

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Late last year I blogged about the new E-Discovery Rule that took effect on December 1, 2006.
I wrote “The Business Leader Data Retention and E-Discovery Primer” discussing the issues, and I also wrote an article discussing the e-discovery issues for which IT must be involved, “E-Discovery Quagmires.”


Email Smack Down: Morgan Stanley Charged by NASD with Purposefully Withholding Emails

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Today it was widely reported, including on Computerworld, that Morgan Stanley claimed millions of their emails requested for arbitration were destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) accused Morgan Stanley of in fact having the emails on backup media the entire time.