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Labor: Hold everything! How to know if you need a litigation hold notice

It might be sooner than you think.

Recently, courts have served monetary sanctions ranging from $25,000 to $1 million to companies that failed to prevent the destruction of electronic evidence. These sanction amounts reveal that the failure to implement a litigation hold and preserve evidence when required can have serious consequences for your business.

Many business owners, managers and human resources professionals believe that a company’s duty to preserve information related to a potential litigation matter only arises once a lawsuit has been filed. This is not the case.


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Sara Ackermann

Sara Ackermann is a shareholder with Wausau, Wisconsin-based Ruder Ware, where she has substantial experience advising and representing clients in the...

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