Electronic Evidence Still Jamming Up Attys

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Despite recent additions to the Federal Rules of Evidence clarifying procedures regarding electronically stored information, attorneys still occasionally find themselves on the eve of trial with stacks of e-mails, tweets and website screenshots that cannot be admitted as evidence because of problems with authentication.

For admissibility purposes, electronic data is mostly similar to traditional documents and must be authenticated through the demonstration that the record before the court is the same as the one originally placed in the file.

But it is also distinctive because it...
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