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To place a document in the public records. All such documents are time and date stamped when received;this is important because the priority of deeds and of liens is usually on a race-to-thecourthouse,first-to-file basis.In many states,if a judgment is recorded against a seller only minutes before a deed to the buyer is recorded, then the buyer's new property is subject to the lien, which must be paid or the judgment creditor may execute and take the property and sell it for satisfaction of the debt.

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If an employee files suit against his/her employer, old e-mail, voice mail, and computer files could become evidence in the case.
With the new plate-free technology, you can go right from your computer files to the printing press, in almost the same way that you can now go from your computer directly to a desktop laser printer.
Soonr is a global innovator dedicated to making computer files available and useful to people anytime, through any mobile phone or Internet connected device.
Farmer's attorney said Farmer wanted to use the computer files as templates and never intended to use them for competitive purposes.
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According to the AMA report, while nearly two-thirds of surveyed organizations practice some form of monitoring, 43% actually tape phone conversations, store and review voice mail messages, computer files and e-mail, and/or videotape employee performance.
How does one prove that no one has tampered with or altered computer files needed to confirm legal facts?
Technical Scanning Systems will be able to transfer hand-drawn plans or drawings into computer files.
Soonr, a global innovator dedicated to making computer files available and useful anytime through any network or web-enabled device, today announced its partnership with CSL, the largest operator in the mobile communications market in Hong Kong.
Each condominium is "invisibly" wired so residents can share printers and computer files throughout each home and can download music, videos and movies from the Internet, send it to their entertainment center and view the material on their plasma screen TV.
Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who chairs the Judiciary Committee, has proffered a solution - technology that would destroy the computer files of anyone who, once warned, continued to attempt a download of copyrighted material.
Many companies have sophisticated computer back-up systems that store e-mail and other computer files on servers or back them up on tapes, and the legal profession is now using computers and software to sift through these -- and even "deleted" electronic documents -- to identify them by date, authors, recipients, topics, or keywords.