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New Standards Proposed for Cost Shifting in E-Discovery
Mark Hamblett -- New York Law Journal -- 05-15-2003
USDJ Shira Scheindlin (SDNY) has proposed a new standard for evaluating whether the cost of electronic discovery requests should be shifted to the plaintiff. Judge Scheindlin proposed a seven-part test, which combines some of the factors outlined in Rowe Entertainment Inc. v. William Morris Agency, Inc. -- which Judge Scheindlin called the "gold standard" for resolving e-discovery disputes -- and eliminates others.