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AbbeySpanier LLP: Email Privacy Rights Upheld Against Google
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Abbey Spanier

A district court in California joined a growing number of other courts in finding that Google may not hide behind the “ordinary course of business” exception found in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), 18 U.S.C... Read More

Absent 'Reasonable Precautions,' Inadvertently Produced E-mails Lose Attorney-Client Protection
Posted on 5 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In a tough "horse is out of the barn" ruling, a federal court in Ohio held that the unintentional release of 347 e-mails that had been exchanged among members of a corporate litigant's in-house legal team constitutes a waiver of attorney... Read More

Williams Mullen E-Discovery And Information Governance Team: 'No Harm, No Foul? No Way'
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Monica McCarroll and Stephen E. Anthony E.D. Va. Court issues adverse inference jury instruction for intentional bad faith deletion of emails despite the fact that many eventually were recovered from back-up tapes. The prompt issuance of litigation... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Choosing a Unified Voice Messaging System: Data Security and E-Discovery Implications
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

The digital era has brought about changes to all forms of business communication, including voicemail. Historically, voicemail messages were stored on analog tapes, but, in the past decade, companies have increasingly utilized digital technology for their... Read More

E-mail E-Discovery - Can I Have Attachments With That Order?
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Dennis Kiker

By Dennis Kiker Abu Dhabi Comm. Bank v. Morgan Stanley , 2011 WL 3738979 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2011) presents an interesting, but, I would have thought, pretty simple question: When a party produces e-mail, must it also produce non-privileged attachments... Read More

Judge: Lawyers Suing BP Over Spill Can See Engineer's E-Mails
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Lead attorneys for people suing BP over last year's oil spill can view emails exchanged between a key engineer for the oil giant and his wife, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. Judge Sally Shushan said the marital privilege... Read More

Google Sues Interior Department Over E-Mail Bid Request
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Google is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over a request for bids for a new e-mail and messaging solution it says favors rival Microsoft. The search giant filed the suit with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday. Full... Read More