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Dropbox ate my discovery requests: The current law on electronic service of legal documents

Greg Heinen is an associate and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Practices.

Imagine this: You’re a lawyer representing one of many defendants in a new lawsuit. You receive an email from the plaintiff’s lawyers, addressed to you as well as counsel for 19 other defendants. All that’s in the email is a link to a Dropbox folder, which contains 20 sets of discovery requests (one to each defendant).

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