VOICES FROM THE INDUSTRY: Amended e-discovery rules create legal hoops for biz

You’ve already heard about electronic information and the law. The I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby trial, the recent firing of eight U.S. attorneys – even the Monica Lewinsky scandal-involved e-mail messages that were called into court. The rules on use of electronically stored information in legal cases used to be muddy, but amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on Dec. 1, 2006, made it clear that electronically stored information can be requested and obtained during the discovery phase of…

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