Possession, Custody, and Control of ESI

Reuters' Practical Law – The Journal

Patricia A. McNulty William J. O'Brien III

Counsel William O’Brien and discovery counsel Patricia McNulty discuss discoverable electronically stored information (ESI) that resides in multiple places. The authors examine:

  1. Applicable federal rules on possession, custody and control of ESI.
  2. Traditional tests that courts use to determine control over documents and ESI that nonparties possess.
  3. Emerging jurisdictional issues relating to cloud-based ESI.