Key Insight: Court denied a motion to compel defendants to produce all documents (including those determined to be not responsive) identified by ?a computerized search tool that utilized a series of search terms agreed to by the parties? reasoning that the parties did not agree to such production, that the agreed upon protocol did not ?override the discovery demands and responses? (including defendants’ objection to the scope of certain requests) and that it was ?too late in the day for the plaintiffs to contest the scope defined by the defendants? objections, which were served in January 2011?
Nature of Case: Class action employment discrimination
Electronic Data Involved: All ESI identified by search terms