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Monthly Archives: December 2004

Plaintiff Ordered to Produce Computer-readable Tape Previously Produced in Hard Copy Form

Posted in CASE SUMMARIES

Nat’l Union Elec. Corp. v. Matsushita Elec. Ind. Co., 494 F.Supp. 1257 (E.D. Pa. 1980) Defendant moved to require plaintiff’s computer experts to create a computer-readable computer tape containing sales data that had been produced in answers to interrogatories. Although the defendant could themselves create the tape, it would require two months and “many thousands… Continue Reading

Demanding Party May be Liable for Data Translation Costs

Posted in NEWS & UPDATES

The Recorder December 6, 2004 Litigants who demand expensive electronic data discovery have to pay for it, the Sixth District Court of Appeal ruled Friday. Noting that the issue is “bound to arise with increasing frequency,” the appellate court reversed a trial court decision that had compelled Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. to produce data… Continue Reading