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Teledyne Instruments, Inc. v. Cairns

Teledyne Instruments, Inc. v. Cairns

Case Date: 10/25/2013
Citation: Teledyne Instruments, Inc. v. Cairns, Case No: 6:12-cv-854-Orl-28TBS, 2013 WL 5781274 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 25, 2013)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Middle District of Florida (M.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: Thomas B. Smith
Rule(s): Rule 26; Rule 34
Issues:

Plaintiff moved to compel production of forensic images and devices, alleging discrepancies in the application and system metadata, and also moved to compel production of a production log. Defendant moved to compel entries on Plaintiff’s privilege log.

Resolution:

The Court denied Plaintiff’s motion to compel production of forensic images and devices, stating that any such discrepancies were not unusual and that Plaintiff did not explain why the discrepancies would be dispositive. Moreover, the Court saw no reason to expand discovery beyond the initial agreement and unfairly burden Defendant. Additionally, the Court denied Plaintiff’s motion to compel production of a production log in part, finding that Defendant maintained their Category 1 and 2 documents as they were kept in the ordinary course of business. However, the Court found that Defendant’s conversion of Category 3 documents did not produce them as kept in the ordinary course of business. The Court therefore ordered a production log of Category 3 documents identifying responsive documents. With respect to Defendant’s motion to compel, the Court granted Defendant’s motion and held Plaintiff needed to produce a categorical privilege log organizing the documents into categories to allow Defendant to assess validity.

Relevant Documents:

Motion to Exclude Plaintiff’s Untimely Expert Reports and Related Testimony (Doc. 106) 

Motion to Compel Production of Forensic Images and Devices and Production Log (Doc. 109)

Motion to Compel Entry on Plaintiff’s Privilege Log of Certain Documents Predating Discovery (Doc. 111) 

Amended Motion to Compel Production of Forensic Images and Devices and Production Log (Doc. 120) 

Order on Motions for Miscellaneous Relief (Doc. 172) 

 

 

E-Discovery Issues: Motion to Compel
E-discovery Tags: Bates Stamping, Electronic Discovery Reference Model, Forensic Analysis/Examination, Form of Production, Indexing, Metadata, Possession or Control, Preservation and Collection, Privilege, Sedona Conference, Sources of ESI, Vendor
E-discovery subjects: Computer, Email, Hard drive, Removable Drive

Published: February 8th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized


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