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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
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June 2016 | PDF | Uploaded in:
A litigation hold is a written notice to employees and individuals under an entity’s direction and control, instructing them to retain any documents, videos, property, etc. related to a certain issue that is or may be subject to a lawsuit. A litigation hold is a formal means or a process by which routine document retention and destruction is suspended and relevant documents, data and other evidence are identified and preserved for potential use in a lawsuit. The notice is issued to prevent the spoliation of evidence. “Spoliation” is “the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve property for another’s use as evidence in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation.” This Resource provides a general understanding of what a litigation hold is, reasons they are important, reasons information should be preserved, how to identify data that falls under a litigation hold, to whom a litigation hold applies and when a litigation hold should be implemented. The Resource provides practical instructions on how to implement a litigation hold, including accounting for electronically stored information and data saved on employees' personally owned devices or those of an outside party, such as a contractor or consultant.
May 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
The basics of litigation holds is examined, including the importance and use of litigation holds, how and when to implement litigation holds, and how to manage electronically stored information under litigation holds.
September 2015 | PDF | Uploaded in:
A litigation hold is a formal means or a process by which routine document retention and destruction is suspended and relevant documents, data and other evidence are identified and preserved for potential use in a lawsuit. This is a particular issue for electronic data, which may be set to automatically destruct. This resource discusses information included under a litigation hold, to whom a litigation hold applies, when litigation holds should be implemented, and procedures for implementing a litigation hold.
September 2015 | PDF | Uploaded in:
This sample litigation hold letter has been developed by Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT). MCIT provides this sample to its members as an example of a litigation hold letter. This is only a recommendation and does not constitute legal advice. MCIT recommends that members consult legal counsel prior to taking any action.