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I have just been sued (or I have just sued someone else). What do I do with all the documents I have regarding this matter?

Posted on May 1, 2013 | Posted in Civil Litigation, Legal FAQs

Keep them, and give copies to your lawyer. You have an obligation not to destroy any relevant documents once litigation has started. That includes electronic copies. So you are not allowed to do a blanket deletion of all your old emails if some of them might be relevant to the lawsuit. You should also be careful to stop any standard, new year, “house cleaning” deletions or destruction of documents that might have relevance to the lawsuit.


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