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End Game: Ending Legal Holds

Posted by rjbiii on January 19, 2010

While figuring out what events trigger legal holds can sometimes be an ambiguous matter, terminating them can be be even more perplexing. John Jablonski discusses the issues involved in his article, End Game. From the article:

Ending a legal hold (sometimes known as releasing, lifting, or removing the legal hold) is a valuable and necessary last step in the legal hold lifecycle. It is an essential part of a defensible legal hold business process. Guideline 11 to the Sedona Conference’s Commentary on Legal Holds (2007) states: “The legal hold process should include provisions for release of the hold upon the termination of the matter at issue.” There are important benefits associated with bringing a legal hold to an effective and timely end.

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