Implementing a Litigation Hold
Practical Law Company
April 11, 2012
A litigation hold (also called a document hold) is an instruction directing employees to preserve records and information that may be relevant to a pending or anticipated lawsuit or investigation.  The article explores the consequences of failing to implement a litigation hold, including examples of sanctions.  It sets forth events that trigger the duty to implement the process.  Finally, the authors provide practical tips for setting up, managing and supervising a litigation hold.