Conn. General Life Ins. Co. v. Earl Scheib, Inc., 2013 WL 485846 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 6, 2013)

During a discovery dispute defendant [Earl Sheib] was requested to produce several documents. Defendant objected that

the cost of production in response to this discovery request, when considered against the claim itself, renders production unduly burdensome.

The court sustained defendant’s objection considering that the

cost estimate certainly suggests that the email documentation is unduly burdensome under Rule 26 standards.

The cost to search for, collect, and process the data was – as a matter of fact – more than the amount at issue in the litigation.


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