First Tenn. Bank Nat?l Assoc. v. Republic Mortg. Ins. Co. & Republic Mortg. Ins. Co. of N.C., No. 2:10-cv-02513-JPM-cgc, 2011 WL 6130808 (W.D. Tenn. Dec. 8, 2011)

Key Insight: Addressing the requisite showing to establish undue burden in responding to discovery, the court identified ?several overarching principles to be considered:? 1) that a party must provide ?competent proof demonstrating the burden faced;? 2) that ?the fact that a party maintains its document in a manner than makes access difficult is not an excuse for refusing to produce relevant documents;? and 3) that the court must consider whether the ?claimed hardship is unreasonable in light of the benefits to be secured,? and upon review of the evidence presented, ordered plaintiff to respond to defendants? requests for production

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