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Court Approves Order for Preservation of Documents and Tangible Things in Toyota Litigation

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In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Mktg., Sales Practices, and Prods. Liab. Litig., 2010 WL 2901798 (C.D. Cal. July 20, 2010)

On July 20, 2010, the District Court entered an Order for the Preservation of Documents and Tangible Things which was submitted by the parties.  The order, which addresses only the preservation of documents and not relevance, discoverability, or admissibility, includes sections entitled:  “Documents and Tangible Items Required to be Preserved”, “Documents Not Required to be Preserved”, “Permissible Modifications and Alterations of Documents”, and “Implementation and Modification of Order”.  Additionally, an attachment to the order provides a lengthy (though not exhaustive) list of items to be retained.