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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Americans like to sue each other. According to Fulbright & Jaworski's "The Third Annual Litigation Trends Survey Findings," 90% of U.S. corporations are in litigation and, on average, corporations with revenue of $1 billion or more deal with 556 active cases. This translated into $31.5 million spent on legal matters last year. Companies must respond to these litigations, whether frivolous or deadly serious. And the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which took effect on December 1, will cause storage policies and procedures to be even more closely scrutinized by forensic attorneys looking for smoking gun e-mails, or for evidence that such e-mails or documents have been destroyed or altered after litigation and deposition holds were issued. "Attorneys are very good at placing the blame on other people, [as in] 'You mean you didn't save that file?'" says Donald Wochna, chief legal officer at Vestige Digital Investigations, a company that specializes in helping attorneys search for and recover documents. "An attorney wants to know if the IT guys are ... Access >>>

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