E-Discovery: Balancing the Costs "Minnesota Law, Presented by Moss & Barnett")

The name of the game for lawyers is finding the "smoking gun" that will win the case for their clients, and the explosion of electronically generated and stored information has exponentially increased the cost of doing so.  In addition to that, the seeming ease with which electronic data can be erased or altered often leads to an expensive search for hidden information. Terese West discusses the mushrooming of electronic discovery, as she takes a look at how the courts are trying to balance the costs and benefits of electronic discovery, as well as the penalties when a party fails to preserve electronic data.