Archive: May 8, 2006

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Lacking Adequate Information About Defendant’s IS Capabilities and Costs of Electronic Production, Court Orders Parties to Confer and Report Back

Lacking Adequate Information About Defendant’s IS Capabilities and Costs of Electronic Production, Court Orders Parties to Confer and Report Back

Thompson v. Jiffy Lube Int’l, Inc., 2006 WL 1174040 (D. Kan. May 1, 2006)

In this (uncertified) consumer class action, the court considered plaintiffs’ motion to compel the production of documents. Defendant contended that plaintiffs’ production requests exceeded the scope of class certification discovery, and were vague, overly broad and unduly burdensome. For example, defendant asserted that approximately 31 million vehicles were serviced annually at company-owned and franchised Jiffy Lube stores, and that plaintiffs’ request for all vehicle service records going back to January 1, 1997 was unduly burdensome and overly broad. Plaintiffs responded that defendant failed to carry its burden of showing “undue burden” and that the requested documents could be produced in electronic format at a minimal cost. Read More

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