B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Fastenal Co., No. 4:10-cv-00317-SWW, 2011 WL 6829625 (E.D. Ark. Dec. 16, 2011)

Key Insight: Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ? 1920(4), court awarded the prevailing party $11,675.00 ?for the technical, specialized services necessary for responses to B&B?s request for electronically stored information? noting that B&B?s requests required defendant to extract 150 gigabytes of raw data for ten custodians which required additional processing and review and concluding that? [g]iven the extensive e-discovery that Fastenal was required to conduct, the Court in these circumstances finds that allowing a prevailing party to recover the costs of providing ESI where the opposing party requested that responsive documents be produced in certain electronic formats is appropriate.?

Nature of Case: Breach of contract

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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