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Monthly Archives: August 2004

Public Comment Period Begins for Federal Civil Rules Proposals Addressing Electronic Discovery Issues

Posted in NEWS & UPDATES

On August 10, 2004, the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved for publication and public comment several proposed amendments to the Federal Civil Rules that specifically address electronic discovery. You may receive a copy of the proposed amendments, and the Committee Notes, in this government .pdf document. The public now has until… Continue Reading

Federal Court Issues Opinion On E-Discovery Sanctions and Evidence Preservation

Posted in CASE SUMMARIES

The federal district court for the Southern District of New York has issued another ruling (available here) relating to electronic discovery in the ongoing matter of Zubulake v. UBS Warburg. The court’s most recent decision, issued October 22, 2003, addresses Zubulake’s motion for sanctions against UBS for its failure to preserve missing backup tapes and… Continue Reading