Withdrawal Of Landmark Ruling On Metadata Production

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT) -- In February 2011, Judge Shira Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York — well known for authoring several landmark decisions in the area of e-discovery, including the seminal Zubulake and Pension Committee decisions — issued a 26-page opinion ordering the United States government to produce various categories of metadata in response to requests received under the Freedom of Information Act.

Judge Scheindlin’s decision in National Day Laborer Organizing Network v. Customs Enforcement Agency, 2011 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2011), held, in part, that metadata is “generally...
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