Company Laptop Not Fair Game in Employee’s Personal Injury Lawsuit — For Now

Mar 30, 2017

March Madness is almost over, which means employers everywhere have been dealing with the headaches caused by increased Internet traffic and decreased productivity. However, not even March Madness can cause the heartburn employers experience when they hear the words “electronic discovery” and “forensic imaging.” Read on to see why an Illinois appellate court cried foul after a trial court ordered an employee to hand over his employer’s laptop in a personal injury lawsuit.

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Kelly Smith Haley HeadshotThis article was written by Kelly Smith Haley who is a partner at Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. She can be reached at