Sunday, March 04, 2007

New lawyers help keep track of e-data

New lawyers help keep track of e-data: "In addition to spam, viruses and other online nastiness, the business world's reliance on e-mail and the World Wide Web has given corporations one more thing to worry about: how to track electronic documents in case they are sued.

For law firm Brooks Kushman, it's been a challenge and an opportunity.

The challenge comes in the form of the nation's new e-discovery rules, which went into effect in December. The rules require U.S. companies to keep better track of electronically stored information -- e-mails, instant messages and the like -- when they share evidence before a trial.

The opportunity is a chance for the Southfield-based intellectual property law firm to expand its practice."

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