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A litigation hold prevents the destruction, alteration, or mutilation of an organization's records that are part of a pending or anticipated litigation.
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A legal hold, also known as a "preservation order" or "hold order", is a process that temporarily suspends the regularly scheduled destruction of specific records (both paper and electronic) in an organization that are required for a pending or anticipated litigation. Penalties can occur if a legal hold is not complied with and evidence is inadvertently destroyed or altered.

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