Haskins v. First Amer. Title Ins. Co., No. 10-5044 (RMB/JS), 2012 WL 5183908 (D.N.J. Oct. 18, 2012)

Key Insight: Court found defendant had control over files in the possession of ?independent title agents? where contracts with those agents provided defendant the right to access those files; because ?control? was established for purposes of discovery, court ordered defendant to serve a litigation hold on present and former title agents with contracts similar to those examined by the court (which established control) who sold the at-issue title insurance within the relevant time frame

Nature of Case: Alleged scheme to overcharge for title insurance

Electronic Data Involved: ESI in possession of independent title agents

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