Carnegie Mellon University

Revocation of a Litigation Hold

Generally, litigation holds remain in effect until the statute of limitation has expired with respect to anticipated claims or - if litigation has commenced - when the lawsuit and all appeals have been concluded.  Upon notification from the Office of the General Counsel that a litigation hold has been revoked, users may elect to delete any data that was being retained due to the litigation hold, provided that deleting the data would not conflict with any standard operating procedures or data retention practices within your business unit.