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Below are examples of case laws that relate to electronic disclosure, under the Civil Procedure Rules, Part 31
When is a document relevant?
- CPR 31.6 defines which documents should be disclosed
- Rowley v Liverpool City Council (1989) (comparative earnings)
- Loutchansky v Times Newspapers (2002) (statement of disclosure is conclusive)
- Paddick v Associated Newspaper Ltd (2003) (documents relevance determined by statements of the case,and nothing else)
- Marlton v Tektronix UK Holdings Ltd 2003 (disclosure of databases, backups tapes and servers)
- Atos Consulting Ltd v Avis plc (2007) (redaction allowed)
Duty to Search
- The duty to search for documents is defined by the Civil Procedure Rules 31.7
- Nicha Corporation v Argos Ltd (2007)
Preservation and Disclosure of all Documents
- Rockwell Machine Tool Co Ltd v E P Barrus