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Alexsam, Inc. v. WildCard Sys.

Alexsam, Inc. v. WildCard Sys.

Case Date: 02/13/2019
Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24347
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Southern District of Florida (S.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: Alicia O. Valle
Rule(s): Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1)

Whether e-discovery costs may be recovered in an award of costs and, if so what costs may be recovered?



Here for the court found that 28 U.S.C. 1920 (4) permits recovery of costs “necessary to duplicate an electronic document in as faithful and complete a manner as required by rule, by court order, by agreement of the parties, or otherwise.” In such instances these costs are recoverable as “the costs of making copies necessarily obtained for use in the case.” However only the costs of creating the copies are to be included and not the preparatory and ancillary costs commonly incurred leading up to or in conjunction with duplication.

Relevant Documents:

Motion for Bill of Costs and Attorney’s Fees (Doc. 192) 

Bill of Costs (Doc. 194) 

Response in Opposition to Bill of Costs (Doc. 200)

Response in Opposition to Motion for Attorney’s Fees (Doc. 201)

Reply in Support of Bill of Costs (Doc. 206)

Reply in Support of Motion for Attorney’s Fees (Doc. 207)

Report and Recommendations (Doc. 215)

Published: March 18th, 2019

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