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Federal E-Discovery: Court Denies Request To Compel Discovery of Slack Messages

April 6, 2021

Litigation partners Chris Boehning and Dan Toal’s latest Federal E-Discovery column, “Court Denies Request To Compel Discovery of Slack Messages,” appeared in the April 6 issue of the New York Law Journal. The authors discuss a recent decision, Laub v. Horbaczewski, which provides insight into how courts may treat electronically stored information in text and app messages or online communication platforms such as Slack. In light of the increased use of such electronically stored information in the workplace, the authors note that parties and courts need to consider these technologies’ impact on document preservation and production obligations. In the Laub decision, the court sensibly balances a party’s ability to select the tools it wishes to deploy in the workplace against the need for discovery in a particular case. E-discovery counsel Ross Gotler and litigation associate Matthew J. Barnett assisted in the preparation of this article.

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