Caterpillar Blasts Kirkland & Ellis' Discovery Requests

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 5:04 PM EST) -- Caterpillar Inc. on Wednesday objected to Miller UK Ltd.’s counsel Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s discovery requests in Illinois federal court, calling them excessive and beyond the scope of Miller’s contract and trade secrets suit against the construction giant.

In a memorandum, Caterpillar said Miller’s new counsel, Kirkland & Ellis, seeks documents beyond what was agreed upon with Miller’s former counsel. In addition, the firm’s motion to compel documents ignores the fact that Caterpillar has responded to each request so far and produced almost 20,000 pages of...
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