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Judge Scheindlin Amends Recent Pension Opinion

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On May 28th, Judge Shira Scheindlin entered an order amending her recent opinion in Pension Comm. of Univ. of Montreal Pension Plan v. Bank of Am. Secs., LLC.  The order provides important clarification regarding the scope of a party’s obligation to collect records from its employees.  The order states:

At page 10, lines 7-10, replace <By contrast, the failure to obtain records from all employees (some of whom may have had only a passing encounter with the issues in the litigation), as opposed to key players, likely constitutes negligence as opposed to a higher degree of culpability.> with <By contrast, the failure to obtain records from all those employees who had any involvement with the issues raised in the litigation or anticipated litigation, as opposed to just the key players, could constitute negligence.>.

A full copy of the order is available here.