Zubulake v. UBS Warburg

  • Litigation: Litigation Hold 101

    While guidance from Zubulake is useful, it doesn’t always answer the more practical questions many companies have: What’s a litigation hold and how do I do it?

  • E-discovery: The many lives of Laura Zubulake

    The year was 2003. George W. Bush had just launched the first preemptive war in U. S. history; the Supreme Court decisively upheld the right of affirmative action in higher education in the landmark decision Gratz v. Bollinger and Britney Spears held the distinction as the most–searched person on Google.

  • Litigation: First criminal charges filed in the BP oil spill disaster

    On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon disaster claimed the lives of 11 people and led to a devastating environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. After an extensive 3-year investigation following the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, one would have expected the first criminal charges to relate to...

  • Litigation: How to make your life easier

    So much has been written about the duty to preserve electronic evidence that there is little room left for original scholarship. Simply stated, the duty arises when litigation is reasonably anticipated. Compliance can be shockingly expensive, yet counsel and litigants who fall short of the court’s expectations could pay a...

  • E-Discovery: Avoiding e-discovery offenses in state courts

    This month, we consider the pitfalls that may await a party who incorrectly assumes that the absence of established rules or precedents means that e-discovery obligations can be safely ignored.

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