“Hit ‘Delete’ to Prevent EDD Disaster”

While I don’t necessarily agree with the title of the article, this is a good column by Stanely Gibson, a litigation partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP. The thrust of his article is telling clients not to keep so much electronic data because it will cost them in the long run when and if they run into litigation. Just delete it.

More interestingly, Mr. Gibson tells the story of a $570 million jury verdict that involved a “Death Star” of electronic discovery review. The story is fascinating and does a great job of providing what Mr. Gibson calls a “practical experience and analysis from the trenches.”