Tourgeman v. Collins Fin. Servs., Inc., No. 08cv1392-JLS(NLS), 2012 WL 28289 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 5, 2012)

Key Insight: Where defendants? mistake in searching resulted in the failure to produce relevant documents and where plaintiff alleged that those documents would have established numerosity for purposes of his motion to certify (and where the motion was denied without them), court found that the mistake was not willful or in bad faith and that there was no prejudice where plaintiff was free to re-file his motion and thus, as a sanction, awarded limited attorneys? fees incurred as the result of defendants? mistake and noted plaintiff?s failure to timely review the documents produced by defendants, which may have alerted him to the problems prior to filing his motion for class certification

Nature of Case: Class action

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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