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Case Blurb: WESTLB AG, Cost shifting when party inadvisably converts data to inaccessible format

Posted by rjbiii on August 29, 2007

If a party creates its own burden or expense by converting into an inaccessible format data that it should have reasonably foreseen would be discoverable material at a time when it should have anticipated litigation, then it should not be entitled to shift the costs of restoring and searching the data. Quinby v. WESTLB AG, 2006 WL 2597900 (S.D.N.Y 2006) (citing Zubulake IV, 220 F.R.D. at 216).

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