Apparent, Inc. v. Ai-Daiwa, Ltd., No. C 13-04156 VC (LB), 2014 WL 3738348 (N.D. Cal. July 28, 2014)
Key Insight: Where defendant raised seven problems with plaintiff’s ESI production and sought an order compelling plaintiff to hire a qualified e-discovery vendor, court denied the request because plaintiff was addressing the problems and the circumstances of the case did not support “the potentially expensive outcome of a private vendor” given the short relevant time period and limited universe of documents; court further remarked: ?That being said, generally documents should be produced electronically (not in hard copy), and native file production (or at least processed ESI that contains relevant metadata) is better than paper production.?
Nature of Case: Breach of contract, product defect
Electronic Data Involved: ESI