Washington State University

Litigation Hold - Electronic Discovery


Court rules and case law require that litigants and potential litigants preserve all reasonably identifiable potential evidence in all forms when litigation has been filed or is reasonably anticipated or reasonably foreseeable. Failure to take reasonable steps to preserve records and other evidence could lead to significant sanctions by the courts. Instituting and following procedures to preserve records and other evidence are the cornerstones to preventing potential sanctions. WSU Business Policy and Procedures Manual 90.12,  Evidence Preservation, provides guidance and procedures concerning how the University satisfies these legal obligations.


Litigation Hold Notice & Electronic Discovery, A Resource for WSU Employees, was prepared by the WSU Attorney General’s Office for employees to better understand their legal obligations.

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