Quinn Sanctions Show Law Firms Need Better Data Oversight

Law360, San Diego (January 30, 2014, 11:29 PM EST) -- A California federal judge’s Wednesday decision imposing sanctions against Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, which disclosed confidential information on an Apple Inc.-Nokia Corp. smartphone patent license to its client Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., should serve as a lesson for law firms that they need reliable electronic-discovery quality controls in place to protect highly sensitive information from leaking, experts say.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal held that Quinn Emanuel had neglected to ensure that Apple documents subject to a protective order were properly redacted before they...
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