Originally published in the May 4, 2012 issue of LitigationWorld: Welcome to your fourth Ediscovery 101 class. Today in LitigationWorld, ediscovery consultant Tom O'Connor explains why "electronic" discovery is not as electronic you may think. Specifically, you'll learn how disk drives store data, which is critical if you want to avoid charges of failure to preserve or spoliation. That's because disk drives sort of have a mind of their own as to the data they store — data your clients may not know about. Ignorance of how disk drives function is no excuse when confronted with a motion claiming you didn't produce a key document. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for the top five settlement traps to avoid.
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