Electronic evidence, such as email, text messages and even social media updates, can be valuable to employers when they find themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit, but the evidence is only useful when it’s preserved correctly
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
Employment cases can be won or lost on the strength of electronic evidence, but it’s the easiest evidence to tamper with or delete. Many companies struggle with its preservation and end up missing out on the potential benefits that having a strong e-discovery plan can provide in a lawsuit.
To help employers win more cases with e-discovery, i-Sight Software will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday May 31st at 2pm EDT. The webinar, “E-discovery Tips for Winning Employment Cases,” will be led by Michigan e-discovery attorney Jason Shinn.
“Electronic evidence, such as email, text messages and even social media updates, can be valuable to employers when they find themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit, but the evidence is only useful when it’s preserved correctly,” says Joe Gerard, VP of Sales and Marketing at i-Sight. “We are glad to have Jason Shinn on board for this webinar, as he is tremendously experienced in providing e-discovery assistance to a wide range of companies and employers.”
Using your own electronic evidence to defend against claims is just half the battle. Your opponent’s electronic evidence can be equally valuable to your case. But in order to get it, you’ll need to make sure your own house is in order.
“An aggressive e-discovery offense requires confidence that your company’s own e-discovery preservation is defensible. Unfortunately, companies continually find themselves unable to pursue valuable electronic evidence in a plaintiff’s possession or press plaintiff’s counsel to correct deficiencies in their e-discovery production,” says Shinn. “This is because companies are simply uncertain whether their own preservation of electronically stored information will survive scrutiny, causing them to miss out on a wealth of electronically stored evidence that often undercuts a plaintiff’s claims.”
During the webinar, Shinn will discuss strategies for obtaining a significant tactical advantage in the electronic discovery preservation battle, including:
- Company pre-litigation preservation efforts
- Critical first steps for preserving evidence
- Preservation issues unique to employment litigation
- Limiting electronic preservation costs in response to “nuisance” discrimination claims
- Preservation issues in a cloudy world: cloud computing and e-discovery
To register to attend the webinar, please click here.
About Jason M. Shinn
Since 2001, Jason Shinn has worked with corporate clients and their in-house counsel to respond to the legal and ethical challenges presented by e-discovery in a range of matters, including product liability, employment related claims, mortgage fraud, and trade secret misappropriation claims.
Mr. Shinn has designed and implemented e-discovery preservation and production strategies for in-house counsel and their outside counsel in both complying with their e-discovery legal obligations and obtaining ESI from opposing parties. His focus is always on reducing the risk of sanctions and adverse results relating to the loss or destruction of ESI throughout the litigation process, as well as putting clients in the best position to pursue these issues against the opposing party.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight (http://www.i-sight.com) is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. For organizations wrestling with the increasing cost, complexity, risk and volume of internal investigations, i-Sight can improve the efficiency of existing resources through adaptive case management. About 60% of a typical investigator’s time is spent on non-investigative activities such as administration, meetings and report preparation. i-Sight can free your investigators from secretarial work , allowing them to spend more time investigating. An optimized investigative process built on the i-Sight case management platform gives you the freedom to focus on investigations and identifying trends to reduce future risk. i-Sight customers typically eliminate 25-50% of an investigator’s administrative burden and deliver more polished and consistent investigative reports in minutes instead of days or weeks.
For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at i-sight.com.
For further information, please contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing