Electronic discovery (“ESI”= electronically stored information) is a fact of life for almost all civil litigation but there are forces at work (technologically ignorant litigators and unbelievable potential expense for “full-scale” electronic discovery, for example) that limit the scope of such discovery in many cases.  That said, the technological sophistication of trial lawyers increases constantly […]

U.S. District Court Judge Anne Montgomery has ruled on an electronic discovery issue in a putative class action about materials used in brass plumbing fittings and alleged related property damage. (In re: Zurn Pex Plumbing Products Litigation, MDL No. 08-1958) Apparently the defendant successfully argued, initially, that electronic discovery would be onerous and that it […]