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Third Circuit Addresses Taxable Costs: Vacates Award of the District Court, Remands with Instructions to Re-Tax Costs in Accordance with Opinion

Third Circuit Addresses Taxable Costs: Vacates Award of the District Court, Remands with Instructions to Re-Tax Costs in Accordance with Opinion

Race Tires Amer., Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire, Corp., 674 F.3d 158 (3d Cir. 2012)

On appeal, the Third Circuit vacated the District Court’s approval of taxable costs related to electronic discovery and remanded with instruction to re-tax in accordance with this opinion.  Specifically, the court concluded that the relevant vendors’ charges “would not qualify as fees for ‘exemplification’” and that “of the numerous services the vendors performed, only the scanning of hard copy documents, the conversion of native files to TIFF, and the transfer of VHS tapes to DVD involved ‘copying’” and were thus recoverable.

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