Defendants’ motions to compel are granted in part and denied in part.
From the opinion:
“[T]he parties have been unable to agree on the appropriate scope of Dunkin’s search for emails relevant to the claims and defenses in this case. Rule 26(f) requires the parties to formulate a discovery plan which includes ‘any issues about disclosure or discovery of electronically stored information.’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f). In addition, the Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation recommends that parties cooperate to resolve discovery disputes in order to reduce the rising costs associated with such disputes. See SEC v. Collins & Aikman Corp., 256 F.R.D. 403, 414-15 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (quoting The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation). Accordingly, the parties are directed to meet and confer on developing a workable search protocol to obtain the information sought by the defendants in light of what was discussed at the motion hearing.”
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