Archive: March 24, 2005

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Dealing with Data: No, You Can’t Call Them Documents Anymore
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Judge Maass Grants Adverse Inference Instruction in Coleman v. Morgan Stanley

Dealing with Data: No, You Can’t Call Them Documents Anymore

In this March/April 2005 article from Business Law Today, George L. Paul and Robert F. Copple outline steps for a business to follow in developing data life-cycle policies. Such policies are designed to ensure that necessary data is preserved (in connection with litigation and Sarbanes-Oxley, for example) yet the business does not “drown in its digital waste.”

Full text of the article can be found here.

Judge Maass Grants Adverse Inference Instruction in Coleman v. Morgan Stanley

Coleman (Parent) Holdings, Inc. v. Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., 2005 WL 679071 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Mar. 1, 2005)

Coleman (Parent) Holdings, Inc. (“CPH”) sued Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. (“MS & Co.”) for fraud in connection with CPH’s sale of its stock in Coleman, Inc. to Sunbeam Corporation. Establishing whether MS & Co. had knowledge of Sunbeam’s fraudulent scheme was central to the case, and CPH sought access to MS & Co. documents, including email. Read More

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