Shira A. Scheindlin

  • Litigation: Be careful what you say

    In its simplest terms, a legal hold (also known as a litigation hold, preservation order, suspension order, freeze notice, hold notice or hold order) is a process that an organization uses to preserve all forms of relevant information when litigation is reasonably anticipated, according to Shira A. Scheindlin and Daniel...

  • 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.

  • E-discovery: 2nd Circuit creates some breathing room on litigation holds

    Since 2010, Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities has been a premier decision on the availability of adverse inference sanctions where a party fails to issue a litigation hold.

  • 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...

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