Recent Court Rulings

Recent Court Rulings Show How Important Collaboration Apps Are: eDiscovery Trends

We all know that the use of collaboration apps has exploded. As Veritas notes, recent court rulings show just how important they’ve become.

The article (Recent Court Rulings Illustrate the Importance of Collaboration Apps in eDiscovery, written by Irfan Shuttari and available here) discusses that the popularity of collaboration apps has risen to the point that many people expect their usage to eventually overtake email solutions as the preferred way of communicating within businesses. With that being where much of the discoverable data resides today, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more court rulings involving discovery disputes regarding collaboration apps.

Irfan’s article discusses six recent court rulings where discovery of collaboration data was addressed. Here’s one of them:

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Ace Am. Ins. Co. v. First Call Envtl., LLC: After a fire that Plaintiffs attributed to Defendant’s alleged improper remediation of environmentally hazardous substances, the Court granted Plaintiff’s motion for adverse inference sanctions due to Defendant’s failure to produce (and presumed spoliation) of Basecamp documents that detailed safety information.

I like that one in particular because it illustrates that discovery of collaboration apps isn’t just about Slack or Teams or Zoom, it’s about many other apps as well!

What are the other five recent court rulings? And what are three important lessons for discovery of collaboration data we can learn from them? Check out Irfan’s article here to find out. It’s only one more click! 😉

So, what do you think? Does your organization have a solution for handling a variety of collaboration apps? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


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