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pfavro | 27 May 2011 | 0 comments

Several recent court cases have imposed sanctions on companies that unwittingly turn over the duty to manage, archive and discard data to their rank and file employees.  One of the latest examples – Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. v. AIG United Guaranty Corp. (E.D. Va. Mar. 29, 2011) – demonstrates how expensive that approach to information governance can be.

In Suntrust Mortgage, a Virginia federal court issued sanctions against plaintiff Suntrust for falsifying evidence.  Several key emails between the parties that supported the defendant’s arguments were altered by a Suntrust employee to bolster the plaintiff’s claims.  When the truth eventually came out, Suntrust’s credibility – and pocketbook – took a hit.  Indeed, a motion for attorney fees is now pending to recoup the nearly $4 million the defendant incurred to address that malfeasance.

While evidence falsification is an uncommon occurrence...

pfavro | 20 May 2011 | 0 comments

Are you learning the lessons of eDiscovery history?  Or are you doomed to repeat the same mistakes of those lawyers whose companies and careers were damaged by eDiscovery failures?

While there are many such lessons to be learned, one stands out in particular for companies seeking to minimize litigation risks and reduce operating expenses:  the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) safe harbor for the destruction of electronic information.  This provision can be a “get out of jail free” card for savvy organizations that have followed best practices for information governance.

How can your company "play this card"?  For more information, read a brief article from the Daily Journal last month in the following link http://bit.ly/lt2GB7.  Entitled “Learning the Lessons of eDiscovery:  Information Governance and the Safe Harbor,...

pfavro | 11 May 2011 | 0 comments

Are you still on the fence about upgrading to Enterprise Vault 10?  Yet another reason to get the latest version of Enterprise Vault is that it may help your organization minimize litigation risks.  Who doesn’t want to stay out of lawsuits and reduce litigation costs?

Enterprise Vault 10 can help your organization do so though its Data Classification Services technology.  At its heart, Data Classification Services empowers organizations to establish more effective information governance procedures.  Companies are able to better analyze and retain information that is significant or that must be kept – and nothing else.

Available initially for Microsoft Exchange Server, Data Classification Services intelligently analyzes content as email is archived into Enterprise Vault.  Through established retention protocols, email is then tagged and characterized insomuch that it can be searched for and retrieved with greater efficiency. ...

pfavro | 10 May 2011 | 0 comments

What are the worst discovery nightmares for lawyers?  I am sure we could compile a lengthy list.  From my experience, one of the worst involves addressing documents that fall outside the mainstream of data management – so-called rogue documents.  Microsoft Personal Storage Table (“PST”) files are some of the worst culprits.  PST files often have a stealth existence because they are created and stored on local computers.  Furthermore, Legal and IT often have no information governance plan to address the retention, identification and production of these files.

A cautionary tale of what could happen when a company fails to take charge of its rogue PSTs is found in Nycomed U.S. Inc. v. Glenmark Generics Ltd. (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 11, 2010).  In Nycomed, the defendant was sanctioned for failing to preserve data.  In its findings, the court noted that some emails were unavailable because they had become corrupted...

pfavro | 03 May 2011 | 0 comments

Is your organization struggling to manage stockpiles of data?  Have you run out of storage space for your back-up tapes?  These are telltale signs that your organization needs to overhaul its approach to information governance.

The anchor for successful information governance is Symantec Enterprise Vault 10.  The latest version of Enterprise Vault will help organizations reduce data stockpiles, decrease operation expenses and minimize litigation risks.

Enterprise Vault 10 can help your organization do so though its Data Classification Services technology.  At its heart, Data Classification Services empowers organizations to establish more effective information governance procedures.  Companies are able to better analyze and retain information that is significant or that must be kept – and nothing else.

Available initially for Microsoft Exchange Server, Data Classification Services intelligently analyzes content as email is...