United States v. Briggs, No. 10-CR-184S, 2012 WL 5866574 (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 16, 2012)

Key Insight: Court adopted lower court?s report and recommendation which denied defendant?s motion for sanctions related to the government?s discovery behaviors, including its production of ESI in searchable PDF but without the ability to manipulate the data, which defendant alleged failed to comply with the courts? prior order; court?s opinion, like prior opinions in this case, made clear the difficulties associated with a lack of controlling e-discovery case law/guidelines in criminal cases and put the Government ?on notice? that the Court would ?not hesitate to scrutinize the Government?s ESI discovery procedures to ensure responsiveness and fairness.?

Nature of Case: Criminal

Electronic Data Involved: Database, esi

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