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Magistrate Judge Orders Expedited Forensic Imaging of Defendants’ Computers

Magistrate Judge Orders Expedited Forensic Imaging of Defendants’ Computers

Xpel Techs. Corp. v. Am. Filter Film Distribs., 2008 WL 744837 (W.D. Tex. Mar. 17, 2008)

In this brief order, the magistrate judge granted plaintiff’s motion for expedited computer forensic imaging, finding that good cause had been established.  The magistrate judge ruled that the costs of the forensic imaging would be borne by the plaintiff, and articulated a number of protocols for the parties to follow:

  • Computer forensic analysis will be performed by Digitalworks, located at 13333 N. Central Expy., Ste. 201, Dallas, Texas 75243 (the "Forensic Examiner").
  • All Forensic Examiners utilized must agree in writing to be bound by the terms of this Order prior to the commencement of their services.
  • Within two days of this Order or at such other time agreed to by the parties, defendants shall make its Computer(s), Server(s), and any other electronic storage devices located at Defendants’ place of business at 1385 Westpark Way, Euless, Texas, including but not limited to Brett Wassell’s laptop, which may be located at a different location, available to the Forensic Examiner to make mirror images of those devices as set out below:
     

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