Geller v. Von Hagens, No. C11-80269, 2012 WL 1413461 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 23, 2012)

Key Insight: Court granted third party?s motion to quash a subpoena where the court determined the subpoena was unduly burdensome, particularly in light of the third party?s estimate that the cost of identifying the requested information could exceed $40,000?a significant sum for a non-profit museum; ?as important? as the analysis of undue burden was the fact that plaintiff sought the requested information only from third party sources rather than from defendants which the court found ?only exacerbate[ed] the burden?

Nature of Case: Defamation and tortious interference

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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