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What is a litigation hold notice?
Last Updated: 30th May, 2020
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Likewise, what is a document hold notice?
A sample litigation hold notice (also known as alegal hold notice or document preservationnotice) from in-house counsel of a company facinglitigation, a government investigation, or an audit toemployees about their obligation to preserve, and prevent thedeletion or destruction of, relevant information andrecords.
One may also ask, is a litigation hold notice privileged? Generally, litigation hold notices areprivileged, protected by the attorney-clientprivilege or work product doctrine. However, theprivileged nature of litigation hold letters may belost if a party spoliates evidence (destroys evidence) or fails toobserve appropriate litigation hold procedures.
Considering this, what does it mean to be on a legal hold?
A legal hold is a process that an organizationuses to preserve all forms of relevant information when litigationis reasonably anticipated. A legal hold will beissued as a result of current or anticipated litigation, audit,government investigation or other such matter to avoid evidencespoliation.
What triggers a litigation hold?
Litigation hold letters are issued inanticipation of litigation instructing recipients topreserve relevant documents and other information. The duty topreserve relevant information is triggered whenlitigation is “reasonablyanticipated.”