In re Aspartame: The E.D. Pa. Clerk of Courts Is Disposed to Award E-Discovery Costs; Litigants Still Need to Prepare for the Battle in District Court

August 04, 2011
The Clerk of Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania this past week taxed antitrust class plaintiffs over $565,000 in e-discovery costs, following a final judgment on the merits in favor of the three defendants. The Clerk issued an opinion that establishes a standard for taxing e-discovery costs that is quite favorable to a prevailing party and adds to the potential trend of courts awarding e-discovery costs highlighted by the Race Tires America decision earlier this year.