Sloan Valve Co. v. Zurn Indus., Inc., No. 10-cv-204, 2012 WL 1886353 (N.D. Ill. May 23, 2012)

Key Insight: Finding defendants? search efforts inadequate, court ordered discovery re-opened and that defendant conduct specific additional discovery, including additional searches on specific repositories, and provide specific information regarding how its search efforts were conducted and by whom; the court also provided a good discussion of preservation obligations, but ultimately concluded that additional information was necessary to make a determination regarding the reasonableness of defendants efforts; ultimately, court declined to impose drastic sanctions, but ordered additional discovery and that defendants pay monetary sanctions (attorneys? fees and cost)

Nature of Case: Patent infringement

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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