Judge Won't Sanction Fisher-Price, Mattel After IP 'Doc Dump'

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Buffalo, N.Y., granted toymaker Kids II Inc.'s bid Friday to extend discovery after a 500,000 page “document dump” by plaintiffs Fisher-Price Inc. and Mattel Inc. in their patent suit over a baby swing, but refused to sanction the plaintiffs.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio's ruling on Kids II's motion, which resulted from the plaintiffs' submission of a slew of electronically stored information within two weeks of a July 6 cutoff date for fact discovery, noted the “inherent limitations” in using search...
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