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Microsoft supports lawsuit reform so it doesn’t have to compile 60 million pages per case


Microsoft is legally obligated to store an average of 60 million pages of documents for every lawsuit brought against it, even though only 88 of those will end up being used in court. The company revealed the startling statistics today as it announces its support for a federal proposal that would allow businesses to start preserving fewer documents for a lawsuit, a change that Microsoft says will making litigation cheaper and encourage defendants not to settle. The burden of [the evidence discovery process] deters companies from defending themselves against meritless suits and slows the process of dispute resolution, Jon Palmer, Microsofts assistant general counsel, writes in a blog posts. Microsoft stored 261 terabytes of documents during FY 2013

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