September 22, 2014 Articles

Pretrial and Trial Issues in the Email-Intensive World

The emergence, and now dominance, of email usage has had a significant impact on litigation attorneys, both in terms of their pretrial practice and their presentation of evidence at trial.

by Anthony L. Osborn

The emergence, and now dominance, of email usage has had a significant impact on litigation attorneys, both in terms of their pretrial practice and their presentation of evidence at trial. Some of the key issues in the "email era" involve the waiver of privileges, the handling of electronically stored information (ESI) during the discovery process, the admissibility of emails into evidence, and the methods for effectively using emails when presenting evidence to a jury. These issues are addressed in turn.

Premium Content For:
  • Litigation Section
    • Class Actions and Derivative Suits
Join - Now