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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Requests for Release of Medical Records to the Social Security Administration

Posted in Privacy, Technology
In April 2012, the Social Security Administration began allowing recipients of social security to begin filing requests for medical records electronically (Form SSA-827).  These requests are now making their way through to providers, who (rightfully so) are scratching their heads when a request for medical records arrives from “John Doe” signed “John Doe – signed … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Rejects Zubulake Revisited Standard on Litigation Hold Notices

Posted in Technology
Sometimes appellate courts have an opportunity to impose reason and common sense in discovery disputes.  In Chin v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently did just this.  Chin involved plaintiffs’ attempt to obtain an advantage (i.e., an adverse inference) in an employment lawsuit based … Continue Reading