Covad Comm. Co. v. Revonet, Inc., 254 F.R.D. 147 (D.D.C. 2008)
In this case arising from claims of misappropriation and conversion of trade secret information, plaintiff filed a motion to compel following a disagreement regarding the proper format of production of electronically stored information. The defendant argued that because the plaintiff failed to specify a format of production, hard copy or .TIFF images were appropriate. The plaintiff insisted on production in native format. The court, indicating its displeasure with both parties, ordered production of the documents in their native format, but ordered the parties to split the cost of the necessary privilege review.