Searching For An Exculpatory Needle In A Haystack

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT) -- In the criminal bid-rigging and market manipulation case pending against three executives of Rubin/Chambers Dunhill Insurance Services Inc. (CDR), the prosecution turned over four terabytes of digital information and 770,000 audio files to the defendants. (It has been said that the entire Library of Congress has approximately 10 terabytes of data). Faced with such voluminous discovery last month, defense counsel asserted that due process required the government to provide assistance in locating exculpatory information within the mountain of data.

"Simply stated, it is not consistent with...
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