The company handling electronic document production in the Enron civil suits says a software bug may have erased text in e-mails produced for discovery in the case over an 18-month span. Applied Discovery, a division of LexisNexis, says one client has reported a problem so far. Several of the lawyers handling the Enron litigation said if the problem was widespread and had corrupted the discovery process, it could cost tens of millions of dollars to fix and could foul up pending and settled Enron litigation.
Software Glitch May Have Erased E-Mail Text in Enron Suits
The American Lawyer
August 10, 2006