Versata Software, Inc., et al v. Ford Motor Company
ORDER Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' #169 Motion to Compel Discovery. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
Case No. 15-cv-10628
(consolidated with Case No. 15-11624)
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
VERSATA SOFTWARE, INC. et al.
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY (#169)
On November 30, 2016, the Court held a telephonic hearing on Defendants’
Motion to Compel Discovery (the “Motion to Compel”). (See ECF #169.) At the
beginning of the hearing, the parties confirmed that the only remaining issues in
dispute with respect to the Motion to Compel were the number of document
custodians whose e-mails would be subject to discovery and the number of search
terms that would be used to identify and collect relevant e-mails.
For the reasons stated on the record during the hearing, IT IS HEREBY
ORDERED that the Motion to Compel (ECF #169) is GRANTED IN PART
AND DENIED IN PART as follows: Plaintiff shall search the e-mail of 20
document custodians using 20 search terms that Defendants shall provide. After
Defendants provide their proposed search terms to Plaintiff, the parties shall meet
and confer if Plaintiff objects to any of the search terms as overbroad. If the
parties cannot reach agreement on the terms, they shall notify the Court.
addition, should Defendants determine after conducting this initial round of
electronic discovery that they require e-mails from additional document
custodians, they may raise that issue with the Court at that time. In all other
respects, the Motion to Compel is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: November 30, 2016
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the
parties and/or counsel of record on November 30, 2016, by electronic means
and/or ordinary mail.
s/Holly A. Monda
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