Want a Definition of “Possession, Custody, or Control” of ESI? Look to The Sedona Conference: eDiscovery Best Practices
By Doug Austin
Hard to believe that we’re just now getting around to covering it, but The Sedona Conference® released a new commentary back in April. This guide strives to provide guidance to defining the phrase “possession, custody, or control” as it’s used in Federal Rules 34 and 45.
Rule 26(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allows for the discovery of “documents, electronically stored information, and tangible things” in the responding party’s “possession, custody, or control.”…