What Courts Consider When Deciding E-Discovery Cost Awards

November 19, 2014

In discovery, searching for and producing electronically stored information (ESI) can be an extremely time-consuming task that may require costly help. Although parties may avoid prohibitive ESI production expense if they can “show  that the information is not reasonably “accessible” due to excessive burden or cost, it is not always evident who will have to pay for complying with e-discovery without a protective order or other ruling that identifies the liable party.

Reprinted with permission from the Los Angeles Lawyer

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