Sunday, October 26, 2008

2008-10-26 Technology, Business and Litigation: Sword, Weakening Shield

This excerpt from AAB Joint Venture v U.S. , 75 Fed Cl. 432 (2008) provides what is perhaps an emerging judicial resistance to the defense of excessive burden presented by eDiscovery (as contradistinguished from non-e-Discovery):

"To permit a party “to reap the business benefits of such technology and simultaneously use that technology as a shield in litigation would lead to incongruous and unfair results.” Linnen v. A.H. Robins Co., No. 97-2307, 1999 WL 462015, at *6 (Mass.Super. Ct. June 16, 1999)."AAB Joint Venture v U.S. , 75, Fed Cl. 432, 443 (2008)

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