Court Case - Court orders company to produce previous records



  • I remember from school several years ago about a court case where a court Judge ordered a business to produce all records regarding to the case that went beyond what the company policy was to keep records for.

    And the reasoning for this was because the business had some records that were meant to have been destroyed, but weren't. Emails or documents of some sort etc.

    Does anyone recall this case, and what the case-matter was?



  • I don't recall anything like that, but it makes sense that if a company can produce records, they would be compelled so to do. The policy would show what they were supposed to destroy, anything that was kept outside of that policy would be expected to be called upon in court.



  • @Reid-Cooper said in Court Case - Court orders company to produce previous records:

    I don't recall anything like that, but it makes sense that if a company can produce records, they would be compelled so to do. The policy would show what they were supposed to destroy, anything that was kept outside of that policy would be expected to be called upon in court.

    This is correct.

    That is the point of retention policy. It is the reason that you can safely tell the judge that you have no other records. As long as you actually have no other records.

    If something was kept, outside of the policy, then it is 100% able to be subpoenaed.



  • I will look to see if I can find it. I remember reading this issue, and the referenced case from years ago.



  • @Spiral said in Court Case - Court orders company to produce previous records:

    I will look to see if I can find it. I remember reading this issue, and the referenced case from years ago.

    This is not an “issue”

    This is simply how it works.

    If it was in the news it was because some company was stupid.