EBay Blocking Discovery In Antitrust Action: Sellers

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- EBay sellers who filed a putative antitrust class action against the online auction company have claimed the company is blocking access to electronically stored documents by refusing to use certain search terms in querying databases.

The plaintiffs filed a motion Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California asking the judge to order eBay to apply the plaintiffs' proposed search terms to sequestered electronically stored information and to ensure that the company produces relevant documents through the search.

Additionally, the plaintiffs filed...
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