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Case Blurb: Benedict College; Printed and “PDF’d” DB Records Lacking in Completeness

Posted by rjbiii on December 18, 2009

The court rejects [Producing Party’s] argument that its production of nearly 5,000 pages of documents were provided “as they are kept in the usual course of business” and therefore need not be organized and labeled to correspond to the categories in [Requesting Party’s] discovery requests. According to [Producing Party’s] representations at the hearing and its brief, the documents were not provided as in the usual course of its business, but printed out from its database, copied, Bates numbered, converted to pdf format and then produced–with the information in the charts neutered of their derivation and metadata, and lacking the necessary identifiers to enable [Requesting Party] to make sense of the information provided.

Benedict College v. Nat’l Credit Sys., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106742 at *9-10 (D.S.C. Nov. 16, 2009)

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