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“competition legal might not want us to have a doc like that at all :)”

Not all of Margaret Lam’s chats were deleted — this phrase comes from a 2021 chat, four months after Epic filed its lawsuit against Google. Epic’s trying to show that Google’s lawyers trained its employees to avoid creating evidence.

Lam says she didn’t get that sort of training.

Here’s another chat message from Lam to a colleague:

“Would it be too much to ask you to turn history off? lots of sensitivity with legal these days :)”

Lam says that her colleague did turn history off, and they had a discussion about Google’s contracts with Android device makers that was, in fact, deleted.

Lam testified earlier that no attorney explained her obligations to preserve documents after Epic’s legal hold.