Electronic Discovery Disputes and the Case for eDiscovery Special Masters

To many litigators, federal court eDiscovery compliance can be like navigating a minefield, filled with the proverbial "traps for the unwary." Even those who follow the best practices can sometimes find themselves in discovery disputes concerning the preservation and production of electronically stored information. Indeed, a fair amount of eDiscovery disputes arises out of the client's failure to preserve evidence long before ever stepping foot in the lawyer's office.