E-Discovery Sanctions On The Rise: Study

Law360, New York (January 14, 2011, 4:16 PM EST) -- Sanctions for e-discovery violations have grown exponentially in the past decade, with more sanctions cases filed and more awards in 2009 than in all years before 2005 combined, according to a new study by King & Spalding LLP attorneys.

Nearly 100 e-discovery sanction suits were filed in 2009 for accusations of withholding or destroying electronic information and other violations, and judges awarded sanctions in nearly half those cases — compared to just nine filings and six awards six years earlier, according to the study, published in...
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