Archive: July 23, 2010

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Court Orders Retention of Third Party Vendor to Assist with Document Review and Production, Appoints Special Master to Resolve Future Disputes

Court Orders Retention of Third Party Vendor to Assist with Document Review and Production, Appoints Special Master to Resolve Future Disputes

Multiven, Inc. v. Cisco Sys., Inc., 2010 WL 2813618 (N.D. Cal. July 9, 2010)

Observing that plaintiff and counterdefendants had insisted upon “a review process that guarantees that they will not finish this extensive project in any reasonable amount of time”, namely reviewing large volumes of information without first narrowing the material using search terms, the court acknowledged the need to expedite production and directed plaintiff and counterdedendants to retain a third party vendor to assist in their discovery efforts.  Accepting defendant’s offer, the court further ordered that Cisco would bear half the cost.

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