Couch v. Wan, No. 1:08cv1621 LJO DLB, 2011 WL 2551546 (E.D. Cal. June 24, 2011)

Key Insight: After defendant reported that the estimated cost of searching its electronically stored information using the search terms provided by plaintiff would be ?at least $54,000? because of the need to hire an outside contractor to assist, the court found that the discovery requests imposed a burden on the defendant that warranted cost shifting and ordered the parties to met and confer to determine an appropriate cost sharing agreement; Reconsideration denied in Couch v. Wan, No. CV F 08-1621 LJO DLB, 2011 WL 291118 (E.D. Cal. July 20, 2011)

Nature of Case: Violations of their free speech rights and violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”)

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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