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Regulation that matters – e-discovery in Intel litigation

March 14th, 2007 · No Comments ·

A while back we pointed out that the e-discovery (Login as guest, click on this link again and free access) issue must be taken seriously by corporations fare and wide in the U.S. and beyond, see:

The seven deadly sins of archiving digital information
Preserving access to digital information 1 – emulation or migration – risk and cost issues
CyTRAP Labs – are you ready to act swiftly during the e-discovery phase?

And now the U.S. courts are beginning to enforce the e-discovery amendments – see here how it works:

USA – e-discovery amendments

2007-03-07 , Judge Joseph Farnan of the U.S. District Court in Delaware gave Intel, the world’s largest microprocessor maker,

– 30 days to try to recover about

– 1,000 lost e-mails.

Intel was required to keep these e-mails for an antitrust lawsuit filed by its biggest competitor, AMD, in 2005.

The judge ordered Intel to file a detailed report on how it will try to recover the e-mail evidence.


Judge Joseph Farnan of the U.S. District Court in Delaware has limited the scope of a class action lawsuit filed against Intel, which alleges that the company raised computer prices through anti-competitive conduct. The order released 2007-03-8 allows buyers of computers represented in the suit to seek damages only for sales that took place in the U.S.

See also the upcoming posting about:

Regulation that matters – e-discovery in BP litigation regarding safety failures in the U.S. – Browne pays dearly


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