E-Discovery Cost Recovery In The Wake Of CBT Flint

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 12:17 PM EST) -- In patent infringement cases, class actions and other complex, high-stakes litigation, enormous costs often are incurred to collect, process, review, and produce electronically stored information. E-discovery costs, separate and apart from attorneys’ fees, sometimes exceed the $1 million mark.[1] In federal courts, a prevailing party may seek to recover e-discovery and other costs at the end of a case, but a statute limits the costs that can be recovered.

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d) provides that federal courts should award costs to the prevailing party....
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