Your Duty To Preserve Electronically Stored Information

Law360, New York (July 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On December 1, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court enacted new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure related to electronically stored information (ESI).

Although the rules essentially formalize prior court decisions and apply solely to suits in federal court, state courts are sure to adopt similar rules.

The new rules impose some important obligations on all businesses, including nonprofits and governmental entities.

Given that over 90% of all documents and correspondence are now created electronically but less than 30% of those electronic documents are ever converted to paper,...
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