Bailey v. Alpha Techs., Inc., No. C16-0727-JCC, 2017 WL 2378921 (W.D. Wash. June 1, 2017)
Key Insight: Court granted motion to compel production of requested ESI in native format: ?Native format production also complies with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and this case?s ESI order. Moreover, the Court finds that metadata and native format production are relevant and proportional to the needs of discovery. It is untenable to assert in this technology-driven age of litigation that images of electronic documents provided in TIFF and PDF form offer all of the relevant information possible. The metadata that is not visible in TIFF and PDF productions, but is visible in native format production, is relevant information. Therefore, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff?s motion on this issue.?
Nature of Case: Employment litigation
Electronic Data Involved: ESI