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E-Discovery: Be careful what you ask for

Two new cases seek to limit burdensome document requests

Most of you know the story: either the plaintiff wants everything under the sun from the defendant as part of discovery but has no documents of its own to produce, or two big companies hit each other with unreasonable discovery requests to make the other side settle an otherwise meritorious case.

To address both opportunities for abuse, two new cases put out the message, “If you make unreasonable demands, you are going to have to pay for it.”


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Steven Hunter

Steven V. Hunter, Esq. is a partner in the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP where he specializes in business litigation.

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Melissa Manning

Melissa E. Manning is an associate in the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP where she specializes in commercial litigation.

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