Why Lawyers Need Knowledge of Data Retention Policies

By Michael
March 11, 2010

A recent case decided in New York underscores the need to put the brakes on data destruction procedures when a company becomes the target of a lawsuit. The litigation, Einstein v. 357, LLC
, involved the alleged design, construction, development and deceptive marketing of a condominium unit in Brooklyn. During the electronic discovery process, Einstein’s lawyers detected that certain emails relevant to the case may have been wiped out because the data destruction policy of one of the defendants, the Corcoran Group, continued unabated after the lawsuit was filed. That policy required brokers to delete emails, at their own discretion, once the server space allocated for their email accounts reached 200 megabytes. Read More …

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