Electronic Discovery Proves Effective Legal Weapon
Geanne Rosenberg N. Y. Times News Service, THE JOURNAL RECORD
They're hiding in hard drives and lurking in archival tapes by the billions -- a universe of e-mail, draft documents and phone-mail messages. Deleted or not, chances are good that if it ever was saved, it still exists in retrievable form, waiting for discovery by lawyers seeking anything they can use to support their clients' claims and defenses or to discredit adversaries' witnesses.
The fact that "deleted" documents are often preserved in computer hard drives and on back-up tapes came to public attention a decade ago during the Iran-Contra scandal when investigators recovered deleted communications among President Reagan's former national security advisers Robert …
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