Archive: February 2, 2005

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Court Orders Production of Computerized Activity Log Revealed by Former Employee
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Magistrate Judge Orders Plaintiff to Describe Scope of Document Search in Detail

Court Orders Production of Computerized Activity Log Revealed by Former Employee

Treace v. UNUM Life Ins. Co., 2004 WL 3142215 (W.D.Tenn. Aug. 10, 2004)

Insured sued UNUM Life Insurance Company for breach of contract, bad faith, and related torts based upon Unum’s denial of her disability claim. In response to an interrogatory seeking the identities of individuals who had contact with plaintiff about the claim, Unum represented that any record of telephone conversations with a claimant were kept in the claim file (which had already been produced) and it would be the same burden on both parties to search through those records to compile a “telephone log.”

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Magistrate Judge Orders Plaintiff to Describe Scope of Document Search in Detail

Icu Medical, Inc. v. B. Braun Medical, Inc., 2005 WL 151927 (N.D.Cal. Jan. 4, 2005)

In response to a joint discovery dispute letter in which defendant sought an order requiring plaintiff to conduct an adequate search for documents in response to defendant’s production requests, the magistrate judge ordered:

(1) To the extent not already completed, plaintiff shall search all computerized files, emails, voice mails, work files, desk files, calendars and diaries, and any other locations and sources if materials of the type to be produced might plausibly be expected to be found there. Said search shall be completed no later than January 25, 2005;

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