E-Discovery Alignment In Antitrust Actions: Good Idea?

Law360, New York (September 17, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT) -- In large-scale civil antitrust conspiracy cases that frequently follow government investigations of alleged price-fixing, market allocation or other forms of anti-competitive behavior, it is now commonplace to have three distinct plaintiff groups: the direct purchaser plaintiffs’ class, the indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ class and the direct action plaintiffs. On the opposite side, there are usually multiple defendants who stand accused.

While the parties on each side of the “v.” are technically aligned, their approach to electronic discovery (e-discovery) can, in reality, be quite different. Yet with the...
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