Jackson Kelly PLLC Blog: Anticipation of Litigation Advisor
January 21, 2019
By: Thomas J. Hurney Jr. and Laurie K. Miller
Redaction in the News
Redaction, the editing of a document to hide portions to prevent public view, has been in the news. Recently, in a high profile filing in a criminal case, the failure to properly redact a document resulted in public access to information that should have been sealed. As noted in the Washington Post and other papers, a filing by counsel for Paul Manafort inadvertently disclosed that he shared 2016 presidential campaign polling data with an associate said to have ties to Russian intelligence. "Paul Manafort shared 2016 polling data with Russian associate, according to court filing," Washington Post, Jan. 8, 2019. According to the ABA Journal, "Looking at the defense's filing this week, they appear to be redacted. Click here to read more.
Rule 34 Can Permit Inspection of Your Clients Electronic Devices
Typically, when lawyers think about Rule 34 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, they think about production of paper and electronic documents. Although not common, Rule 34 can also be the basis for permitting an actual inspection of the electronic devices of an opposing party. Click here to read more.