In re Aspartame: Be Careful What You Ask for—You May Have to Pay for It—District Court Affirms Clerk’s Broad Award of eDiscovery Costs

October 07, 2011
The District Court for the Eastern District of PA this week largely affirmed the Clerk of Court’s July 2011 award of substantial eDiscovery costs to prevailing antitrust plaintiffs. The District Court’s opinion enumerating a broad list of taxable eDiscovery costs provides guidance for litigants facing significant document and data discovery productions. This update reviews the District Court’s decision, which joins the growing number of federal courts permitting prevailing parties to recover costs associated with eDiscovery services.