I am excited to announce that the Sullivan & Ward law firm will publish its Iowa Law Blog beginning in mid to late August.  The firm’s law blog will cover general legal issues inlcuding the following areas of law:

  • Utility and electric cooperative law;
  • Business law;
  • Trusts and estates;
  • Family law;
  • Real Estate law;
  • Trial &

Michael Moore has an informative post on Developing a Record Retention Policy on his Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog.  Michael raises a particularly insightful issue:

Anticipate the arguments that may be made and inferences that could be drawn from the destruction of certain documents and weigh it against the expense of retaining and producing the

In today’s business environment, organizations need to respond to an increasing number of document requests, from regulatory compliance issues to internal investigations to full-scale litigation. Much of this information is available electronically. Despite the prevalence of such document requests most organizations remain reactive rather than proactive when it comes to dealing with the issue of

The Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure have proposed amendments to the Civil Rules of Procedure.  The proposed amendments primarily address the discovery of electronically stored information and mirror, in large part, the new federal rules concerning electronic discovery which became effective December 1, 2006.

The advisory committee will

blog radio

I have added podcasts to Rush on Business through BlogTalkRadio.  The first podcast is an interview with Iowa patent and information technology lawyer Brett Trout concerning the important federal rule changes regarding electronic discovery and how it impacts your business.  Brett is the author of Internet Laws Affecting Your Company.  As Brett says, bury

The new federal electronic discovery rules became effective December 1, 2006.  (See this earlier article for a more detailed description of the rules and the amendments.)  Consulting companies appear to be hitting this hot and heavy as several of my clients have received marketing materials offering to assist with their electronic discovery needs.  Many clients

A $1.888 million dollar judgment in favor of a Delaware bankruptcy trustee stresses the importance of careful consideration before deleting electronic records from your company’s computer system.  In the case of In re Quintus Corp., 2006 WL 3072982 (Bankr.D.Del.Oct. 27, 2006), the Bankruptcy Court of the Delaware District imposed a penalty of summary judgment against