Title

Coping with the New E-Discovery Rules

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2007

Publication Title

Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance

DOI

10.1002/jcaf.20318

ISSN

1097-0053

Abstract

Over the past few years, companies have gradually abandoned paper records. They've shifted to electronic communication and records. But now, IT staff and corporate counsel are grappling with a whole new set of rules governing electronic legal evidence. What electronic information must you preserve? And how can you control the spiraling costs involved—and avoid crippling damage awards for failure to comply? The authors have some answers, including special guidelines for the chief financial officer's role in all this.

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