Qualcomm Sets The Baseline For E-Discovery

Law360, New York (January 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California's latest opinion in Qualcomm Inc. v. Broadcom Corp., Case Number 05cv1958 (BLM) (S.D. Cal.), issued on Jan. 7, 2008, serves as a warning to all corporate litigants regarding electronically stored documents and emails.

This warning is especially applicable for in-house counsel, of which several were engulfed in this quagmire. The court ordered Qualcomm to pay all of Broadcom's litigation costs — around $8.5 million — for "intentionally with[holding] tens of thousands of decisive documents from its...
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