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Factories, builders boost economy at end of year

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers ended 2011 with their best month of growth since the late spring. And the struggling construction industry spent more on projects for the third time in four months. The data bolstered hopes that the economy is ...

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W. Lawrence Wescott II: Backup tapes in electronic discovery, Part II

My previous column in this series discussed how organizations use backup tapes, and some implications for electronic discovery. This column will look at some representative decisions involving backup tapes in e-discovery. As I mentioned last month, many firms use backup ...

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W. Lawrence Wescott II: Backup tapes in electronic discovery, Part I

If backup tapes were used by companies for the purpose for which they were intended, they would never be involved in e-discovery disputes. Backup tapes were originally designed for the reconstruction of computers (usually file servers) when their hard drives ...

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W. Lawrence Wescott: To Self-Collect or Not to Self-Collect?

Many companies seeking to reduce the cost of electronic discovery will collect information internally and provide the data to counsel and/or the e-discovery vendor. However, it is critical that the discovery process be appropriately supervised by counsel. Merely instructing the ...

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William Galkin: Congress takes a look at cellphone location data and user privacy

Privacy is certainly a hot topic in Congress these days. However, as fast as bills are introduced to address the potential harm from ubiquitous gathering of personal information (five this year so far), new and seemingly more insidious methods of ...

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