Javeler Marine Servs. LLC v. Cross, 175 F.Supp.3d 756 (S.D. Tex. 2016)

Key Insight: Addressing taxable costs, court concluded ?generally? that ?creating forensic images of Defendants? devices and conversion of the relevant imaged copies to TIFF format are within the rubric of ?making copies of any materials? under ? 1920(4) in this case, but are taxable costs only upon a showing they were ?necessarily obtained for use in the case.?? Court also held that the statute ?does not authorize taxation of expenses attributable to keyword searches.? Ultimately, the court concluded that in the present case the ?factual record? was ?insufficient? to determine the recoverable amount and ordered the submission of a revised, and more detailed, bill of costs.

Nature of Case: Claims based on alleged misappropriation of confidential information

Electronic Data Involved: Taxable Costs

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