Preservation of documents and tangible evidence relating to an alleged injury is essential when defending a lawsuit. Everything from policies and procedures to work logs and surveillance footage could potentially be discoverable when defending a claim. Navigating the fine line between preserving evidence based upon notice of a claim and destroying evidence in the normal course of business is tricky at best. Recently, Georgia law determining whether a party had notice of a claim in terms of spoliation of evidence was just expanded by the Georgia Supreme Court. ... Continue Reading
Getting To The "Heart" Of The Matter: Effective Investigation OF Heart Attacks, Stroke, and Resulting Death Claims
Every on-the-job accident needs to be promptly and thoroughly investigated. However, this is especially true in the case of heart attacks, strokes, or ... Continue Reading
Spoliation "is the destruction or the significant and meaningful alteration of evidence," so that the evidence is no longer available to a party in pending or future litigation. ... Continue Reading
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