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In some of our recent articles, we have noted the fundamental importance of having data and document retention policies in place and consistently applying those policies. Doing so reduces the overall volume of data or electronic documents that need to be preserved, collected, processed, analyzed and reviewed for potential production when litigation arises. A recent case out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho—Scentsy, Inc. v. B.R. Chase LLC—gives in-house counsel some guidelines for whether their company’s data or document retention policies are acceptable, and if not, what the courts might order.