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Sekisui Am. Corp v. Hart: Federal Rule Makers, Take Note
Judge Shira Scheindlin, an influential voice in e-discovery, recently decided Sekisui Am. Corp. v. Hart which could serve as a new standard when it comes to e-discovery preservation requirements. Overturning Magistrate Judge Frank Maas, Scheindlin leveraged this spoliation case to address potential amendments to The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding preservation, specifically Rule 37(e). On this edition of The ESI Report, Kroll Ontrack’s Director of Thought Leadership Michele Lange invites e-discovery experts Adam and Catherine Losey to analyze the case ruling and its possible outcomes for the e-discovery field.
• Adam Losey is the president and editor-in-chief of IT-Lex, a non-profit organization dedicated to educational, literary, and scientific advancement in the field of technology law. He has taught e-discovery as part of Columbia’s Information and Digital Resource Management Master’s Program. Losey is a member of the New York, Florida, and District of Columbia bars.
• Catherine Losey is currently a litigation attorney for Akerman law firm. She has a diverse practice in state and federal court that includes litigating commercial disputes, labor and employment matters, family and probate matters, and ERISA cases. In October she will join Littler Mendelson’s e-discovery practice group.