United States ex rel Becker v. Tools & Metals, Inc., Nos. 3:05-CV-0627-L, 3:05-CV-2301-L, 2013 WL 1293818 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 31, 2013)

Key Insight: Court addressed at length the recovery of costs related to electronic discovery in action alleging violations of False Claims Act and affirmed recovery of costs, although with some adjustments, for ?uploading and creating a search index? (done by vendor), electronic hosting costs, and forensic imaging, but did not allow recovery of costs related to vendor?s efforts to repair broken or corrupt files where asking for reproduction of those files would have been free

Nature of Case: False Claims Act

Electronic Data Involved: Costs related to electronic discovery

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