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Don’t Just Say, “No Emails Found,” by Josh Gilliland, Bow Tie Law Blog


The plaintiff asked the defendant to produce emails relevant to an event on a specific date. The defendant said there were no such emails, and had nothing to produce. The judge agreed that the defendant could not produce what did not exist, but ordered the defendant to show how it determined no emails existed. Simply saying that no emails existed was not a sufficient answer.

 If you are the defendant, what else should you say to satisfy the court? -CCE