• Electronic Discovery Creates New Litigation Hazards
  • March 5, 2004 | Authors: John M. Conley; Richard C. Dunn
  • Law Firm: Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. - Charlotte Office
  • The process of requesting and producing electronic documents in litigation has created a new and perhaps unprecedented set of hazards for corporations. Even before the computer age, the required production and exchange of documents in the early phases of a lawsuit was always tedious, time-consuming and expensive. With the advent of electronic recordkeeping, these difficulties have increased by many orders of magnitude. In addition, a spate of recent court decisions has raised the specter of severe penalties for companies that are less than diligent in meeting their obligations.