According to a court filing in the Psystar v. Apple lawsuit, Apple, Inc. has no corporate-wide policy on electronic document retention — something one e-document expert told The Industry Standard was "negligent."
Employees could have emails from 5 years ago that become "potentially relevant", but because there was no policy in place regarding e-documents, those records could easily become destroyed — making it potentially impossible for a plaintiff to make a case from internal documents.
One lawyer told me "that kind of crap could really get them in trouble."
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