Former U.S. Magistrate Ron Hedges explores the world of electronically stored information (ESI) from a unique and studied perspective. He examines the properties of ESI – voluminous and distributed, fragile yet persistent, created and maintained in complex systems – and offers strategies for its protection or discovery.
Hedges explains the significant state and federal rules, pilot projects and initiatives currently underway and the potential and probable future of ESI in the courts. Throughout, he references the essential case law that governs discovery and the duty of preservation, cost control and cost shifting, and defines accessible and non-accessible information.
This is your best introduction and update in the rapidly changing and challenging world of ESI!