During the Identification Stage, the goal is to create and deploy a plan to identify, preserve, authenticate, and collect relevant ESI. Through identifying and defining preferred data sources that potentially hold relevant information, outlining defensible protocols to preserve and collect both structured and unstructured data, and establishing the context that this information is being used, legal teams can create a data map to aid in defining the scope of the case.

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FRCP Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or Cooperate in Discovery: Sanctions (e) Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information. (f) Failure to Participate in Framing a Discovery Plan Essentially, Federal Rule 37(e) governs the requirement for competent preservation of discoverable information and ESI that may be related to the matter. Rule 37(f) addresses the need…

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Sanctions around eDiscovery don’t happen often, but that doesn’t mean they don’t occur. Proper handling, preservation, & production of ESI during the discovery process should be of top concern. Through assessing your process pro-actively and continuously you are able to reduce the chance of facing any of the aforementioned issues while also streamlining your eDiscovery.

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A legal hold, also known as a litigation hold, is the process by which an organization advises personnel when information must be preserved for potential litigation matters or investigations. The legal hold process ensures that information that could help to relevant to a dispute is protected until it can be collected for review or until the matter is resolved

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