"To say lawyers and technology mix like oil and water might be an overstatement. Still, from time to time we come across a tale in which a smallish technological problem leads to big headaches for lawyers. It always makes us wonder if life in the law weren’t a little less thorny back before the days of email and electronic discovery, back-up tapes and terabytes of data.
The latest saga comes courtesy of the class action sex-discrimination brought case against General Electric. (Click here for a previous post about the case). According to this story in the Connecticut Law Tribune, plaintiffs lawyers at Sanford, Wittels & Heisler in Washington, D.C. filed several documents with the court in which it had redacted certain passages about GE.
Or so it thought."