litigation hold


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litigation hold

Retaining data that may be used in a legal action. A litigation hold, also called a "preservation order," overrides the normal storage management procedure and ensures that certain data are maintained intact from that point forward.
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A litigation hold that is communicated effectively should diminish unauthorized destruction of information.
Some members of the committee expressed concern about the UO's interpretation of the litigation hold and how UO employees actually gathered the records.
Proper litigation holds are still essential, but the relaxed standard the 2nd Circuit articulated represents the opportunity for relief from automatically imposed sanctions.
This requirement is the reason behind a Litigation Hold memo, and it is not the end of the process, but only the beginning of an interactive process between the client and the attorney.
The court reviews what steps a company took to implement a litigation hold and then monitor employees' compliance.
The most significant flaw shared by all thirteen of the plaintiffs targeted by the defendant's spoliation motion was that none instituted a written litigation hold until 2007--four years after the duty to preserve relevant evidence was triggered.
External counsel can monitor compliance with the litigation hold through the representative.
However, with the advent of computers and the complex methodologies for storing and retrieving documents electronically, the litigation hold has become one of the most hotly contested aspects of civil discovery.
That ruling provides companies that follow an established document-retention policy a so-called "Safe Harbor" when it comes to deleting material not subject to a litigation hold.
We looked at the litigation process and made sure it aligned with the TeamConnect litigation hold process.
Determining the scope of the litigation hold (including subject matter and issues, key players, location of data and relevant time periods) and promptly stop automatic destruction processes until the proper scope can be determined.