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Judge Orders Sacramento to Save 15M E-Mails

Magazine article Information Management

Judge Orders Sacramento to Save 15M E-Mails

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A Superior Court judge has ordered the city of Sacramento, California, to preserve 15 million of more than 80 million e-mails on its server, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Judge Shellevanne W.L. Chang expressed concern that the petitioners' request for records represented "a moving target," and levied an $80,000 undertaking - an $8,000 bond that plaintiffs must pay the city to review the records. In June, Chang had granted a temporary restraining order stopping the city from deleting the e-mails, giving both sides time to work out an agreement.

Two Sacramento residents had filed separate public records requests in June for e-mails the city had planned to delete as irrelevant to the public record. One requested city e-mails from January 1, 2008, to the present, while the other requested e-mails that were to be deleted July 1 as part of the city's planned move to another e-mail system. …

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