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Civil Practice – Discovery – Attorney-Client Privilege – Email Production – Outside Consultant (access required)

Blythe v. Bell In response to an order compelling discovery, defendants (1) hired an outside consultant, (2) instructed him to search company computers using search terms suggested by plaintiffs and to segregate files with the extension “hickorylaw.com,” (3) failed to review the documents produced by the consultant, and (4) produced to plaintiffs a hard drive with 3.5 million unsearchable emails and (unattached) attachments.

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