Tag: Taxable Costs

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Andrews v. Autoliv Japan, Ltd., 1:14-cv-3432-WSD, 2017 WL 2805868 (N.D. Ga. June 29, 2017)
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Kirk v. Invesco, Ltd., No. H-15-833, 2017 WL 1078763 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 22, 2017)
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Procaps S.A. v. Pantheon Inc., 12-24256-CIV-GOODMAN, 2014 .S. Dist (S.D. Fla. Aug. 17, 2017).
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Ariel Inv., LLC v. Ariel Capital Advisors LLC, No. 15 C 3717 (N.D. Ill., July 17, 2017)
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Assoc. Elec. & Gas Ins. Servs. V. BendTec, Inc., No. 14-1602(MJD/LIB), 2016 WL 740409 (D. Minn. Feb. 24, 2016)
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Broadspring, Inc. v. Congoo, LLC, No. 13-cv-1866(RJS), 2016 WL 817449 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2016)
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W. Radio Servs. Co. v. Allen, No. 6:14-CV-00747-AA, 2016 WL 684658 (D. Or. Feb. 16, 2016)
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Camesi v. Univ. of Pittsburgh Med. Ctr., —Fed. Appx.—, 2016 WL 7402982 (3d Cir. Mar. 21, 2016)
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Madison Oslin, Inc. v. Interstate Res., Inc., No. MJG-12-3041, 2016 WL 1077101 (D. Md. Mar. 18, 2016)
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Allen v. City of Chicago, No. 10 C 3183, 2016 WL 1070828 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 16, 2016)

Andrews v. Autoliv Japan, Ltd., 1:14-cv-3432-WSD, 2017 WL 2805868 (N.D. Ga. June 29, 2017)

Key Insight: Court denied Defendant?s request for e-discovery costs. Defendant?s vendor provided services to create optical character recognition (?OCR?) image and text files for Defendant?s productions. The Court concluded that the costs of creating electronic copies of documents are recoverable but the costs of creating a dynamic, indexed and searchable database that allows counsel to search for and within the documents are not recoverable. The Court denied Defendant?s recovery of costs for the technical services provided by their e-discovery vendor.

Nature of Case: Taxable costs

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

Ariel Inv., LLC v. Ariel Capital Advisors LLC, No. 15 C 3717 (N.D. Ill., July 17, 2017)

Key Insight: Reimbursement of eDiscovery costs

Nature of Case: trademark infringement, unfair competition, cybersquatting

Electronic Data Involved: documents copied and coverted into a readable format

Keywords: Reimbursement, making copies, converted, copied, native, proportionality, taxable

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W. Radio Servs. Co. v. Allen, No. 6:14-CV-00747-AA, 2016 WL 684658 (D. Or. Feb. 16, 2016)

Key Insight: Noting that ?this court has held previously, ?the costs associated with the formatting and preparing of the administrative record are proper and necessarily incurred to produce electronic copies? for use in the case? the court allowed costs for ?converting TIFF images into searchable PDF format, electronically Bates-stamping the PDF images, hyperlinking the PDF images to the index, editing the index, and burning the images to DVDs.?

Electronic Data Involved: Taxable costs

Camesi v. Univ. of Pittsburgh Med. Ctr., —Fed. Appx.—, 2016 WL 7402982 (3d Cir. Mar. 21, 2016)

Key Insight: Court indicated that it was “not readily apparent what ESI activities the charges at issue cover[ed], or how th[ose] activities constitute[d] either of the two applicable types of taxable costs identified in Race Tires Amer., Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire, Corp., 674 F.3d 158 (3d Cir. 2012) and, following an extensive discussion of the reasoning and findings in Race Tire, indicated that ?the highly technical nature of the services simply does not exempt parties who seek to recover their electronic discovery costs under ?1920(4) from showing that the costs fall within the subsection?s limited allowance for ?the cost of making copies of any materials?? and vacated and remanded the case, suggesting that the court consider an evidentiary hearing or taking additional evidence to make its decision

Nature of Case: Fair Labor Standards Act

Electronic Data Involved: Taxable Costs

Madison Oslin, Inc. v. Interstate Res., Inc., No. MJG-12-3041, 2016 WL 1077101 (D. Md. Mar. 18, 2016)

Key Insight: Where Plaintiffs objected to Defendants? recovery of ESI-related costs because the parties agreed that the costs of producing ESI from reasonably accessible sources would be borne by the producing party, the court reasoned that ?it did not follow that the scope of the agreement [could] be expanded to also address the costs recoverable to the prevailing party upon completion of the case,? that ?the parties agreed to require the production of metadata, in addition to simply reformatting the information into a non-editable format,? and that ?[t]he costs for such production are recoverable? and found that the copying costs incurred for the production of ESI were required for use in the case, limited to allowable costs, and reasonable and thus Plaintiff?s motion for a review of the clerk?s order taxing costs was denied

Nature of Case: Taxable costs where parties had agreed that producing parties would bear cost of production from reasonably accessible sources

 

Allen v. City of Chicago, No. 10 C 3183, 2016 WL 1070828 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 16, 2016)

Key Insight: Addressing Defendant?s request for $16,200.00 in costs charged by third party vendor who assisted in email production, including $16,000 for ?Digital Tech Time per GB: Tiff Conversion, OCR, Endorse & Export for Searchable PDF,? court concluded that converting files to TIFF or PDF was the equivalent of ?making copies? and was recoverable but that costs for making a document searchable are not recoverable; where Defendant failed to provide an adequate breakdown of the costs for each service provided, court reduced the requested recovery and awarded $4,000 for the ?Tiff conversion portion of the invoice? and also awarded $200 for the cost of two hard drives utilized for the email production

Electronic Data Involved: Taxable costs ( 28 U.S.C. ? 1920(4))

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