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E-Discovery Alert – Sixth Circuit Affirms Award of Costs, Including the Imaging of a Hard Drive, to Prevailing Employer

In an appeal of a lost wrongful termination suit, Colosi v. Jones Lang LaSalle Ams., Inc., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 4184 (6th Cir. Ohio 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has found that a prevailing party’s request for costs, some of which were associated with the imaging of a hard drive, as properly taxable, relying on the authority of 28 U.S.C. § 1920 and Fed.R. Civ. P. 54(d)(1) as well as a less “restrictive” reading of the former than of that found in the Race Tires opinion.  

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TAGS: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Cost Allocation, Hard Drive, Imaging, Race Tires, Sixth Circuit

Two Recent Rulings on Taxing e-Discovery Expenditures as Costs

Federal district judges sitting in Nashville and Chicago recently issued rulings declining to tax as costs under 28 U.S.C. § 1920 several categories of e-discovery expenses incurred by the prevailing parties. 

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TAGS: 28 U.S.C. Section 1920, E-Discovery Cost Allocation, E-Discovery Expenditures

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