Kandel v. Brother Int?l Corp., 683 F. Supp. 2d 1076 (C.D. Cal. 2010)

Key Insight: Court found production of privileged documents was ?inadvertent? within the meaning of the parties? stipulated protective order and that the privilege was therefore not waived where defendant took reasonable steps to prevent the inadvertent production, including creating and following a document review protocol, identifying privileged names to assist in the segregation of potentially privileged documents, and requesting that certain key words searches be used to identify potentially privileged information and where defendants took prompt steps to retrieve the privileged documents upon discovering their disclosure; district court affirmed the order, noting that the review was ?obviously complicated? by the fact that ?many or most of the documents were in Japanese and had to be obtained from Japan?

Nature of Case: Putative class action alleging unfair business practices and related claims in connection with design of toner cartridges

Electronic Data Involved: Inadvertently produced ESI

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