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In re Seroquel Prods. Liab. Litig.

In re Seroquel Prods. Liab. Litig.

Case Date: 08/21/2007
Citation: In re Seroquel Prods. Liab. Litig., 244 F.R.D. 650 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Middle District of Florida (M.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: David A. Baker
Rule(s): Rule 26; Rule 34; Rule 37

Plaintiffs filed for discovery sanctions against Defendant for Defendant’s numerous discovery and production failures.


The Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion for sanctions in part. The Court found that Defendant did not confer in good faith with Plaintiffs as to its discovery obligations. Defendant’s keyword search was inadequate and not conducted in cooperation with Plaintiffs. Moreover, Defendant acted with “purposeful sluggishness” by not properly identifying custodians and databases for production, not timely complying with discovery orders, and providing documents in a format rendering them unreadable. However, the Court decided to confer with the parties and decide on specific sanctions at a later date.

Relevant Documents:

Plaintiff’s Motion for Order Imposing Discovery Sanctions (Doc. 256) 

Response in Opposition to Motion for Sanctions (Doc. 278) 

Order on Motion for Sanctions (Doc. 393) 


E-Discovery Issues: Motion for Sanctions
E-discovery Tags: Bates Stamping, Case Management Order (CMO), Communication/Cooperation, Custodian, De-Duplication, Form of Production, Keyword Search, Metadata, Preservation and Collection, Sanctions, Sedona Conference, TIFF Images, Vendor
E-discovery subjects: Backup Tapes, Computer, Database, Email, Servers, Spreadsheets

Published: March 22nd, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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