What is LawBrain?
It's a living legal community making laws accessible and interactive. Click Here to get Started »

Legal hold

From lawbrain.com

A litigation hold prevents the destruction, alteration, or mutilation of an organization's records that are part of a pending or anticipated litigation.
  • This LawBrain entry is a stub. Please help us expand it! Click the 'Edit' tab above to add to this page.



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.


External Links

Related Resources on FindLaw

Related Blogs on FindLaw

Failed to load RSS feed from http://search.yahooapis.com/WebSearchService/rss/webSearch.xml?appid=yahoosearchwebrss&query=legal%20hold:blogs.findlaw.com!

                                                                            Web Services by Yahoo!

See Also


FindLaw Michelle