EBay is quickly becoming an important source for legal evidence by lawyers in major litigation proceedings, such as class action suits. The Internet based auction acts like a time capsule, offering history for sale. One can easily find historic corporate documents, manuals, and product catalogues on the site. In cases of illnesses that do not develop for years after initial exposure, such as asbestos exposure and lung cancer, historic documents may be the only way to prove how the exposure occurred and point out the responsible party. In addition to the above, some lawyers in the U.S. are using the Internet to publicize ongoing or forthcoming class action suits. For additional information on the EBay matter, visit: http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/3710149.htm For additional information on the growing popularity of using the Internet for class action suits, visit: http://makeashorterlink.com/?C51423661


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