Avoiding E-Discovery Disasters

8/26/2008 Articles
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What companies can learn from Qualcomm v. Broadcom

At first blush, the $8.5 million in sanctions levied in Qualcomm Inc. v. Broadcom Corp. seems like the result of a simple case of discovery misconduct.  But there may be more to the story, and additional details are likely to emerge following the district court's ruling that further proceedings will occur outside the attorney-client privilege.  In any case, corporate counsel can take steps to avoid ending up like the counsel in Qualcomm.