United States District Court, W.D. Washington
TERRELL MARSHALL LAW GROUP PLLC Beth E. Terrell. WSBA #26759,
Elizabeth A. Adams, WSBA #49175 Attorneys for Plaintiff
& SON LAW FIRM, PLLC Matthew Z. Crottv. WSBA #39284
MICHAEL LOVE LAW FIRM, PLLC Attorneys for Defendant
AGREEMENT REGARDING DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONICALLY
STORED INFORMATION AND - [PROPOSED]-
HONORABLE JAMES P. DONOHUE JUDGE
parties hereby stipulate to the following provisions
regarding the discovery of electronically stored information
("ESI") in this matter:
attorney's zealous representation of a client is not
compromised by conducting discovery in a cooperative manner.
The failure of counsel or the parties to litigation to
cooperate in facilitating and reasonably limiting discovery
requests and responses raises litigation costs and
contributes to the risk of sanctions.
proportionality standard set forth in Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(b)(1)
must be applied in each case when formulating a discovery
plan. To further the application of the proportionality
standard in discovery, requests for production of ESI and
related responses should be reasonably targeted, clear, and
as specific as possible.
30 days after the Rule 26(f) conference, or at a later time
if agreed to by the parties, each party shall disclose:
Custodians. The five custodians most likely to have
discoverable ESI in their possession, custody or control. The
custodians shall be identified by name, title, connection to
the instant litigation, and the type of the information under
Non-custodial Data Sources. A list of non-custodial data
sources (e.g. shared drives, servers, etc.), if any, likely
to contain discoverable ESI.
Third-Party Data Sources. A list of third-party data sources,
if any, likely to contain discoverable ESI (e.g. third-party
email and/or mobile device providers, "cloud"
storage, etc.) and, for each such source, the extent to which
a party is (or is not) able to preserve information stored in
the third-party data source.
Inaccessible Data. A list of data sources, if any, likely to
contain discoverable ESI (by type, date, custodian,
electronic system or other criteria sufficient to
specifically identify the data source) that a party ...