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Cen Com, Inc v. Numerex Corp.
United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
March 29, 2018
CEN COM INC., a Washington corporation d/b/a American Digital Monitoring, Plaintiff,
NUMEREX CORP., a Pennsylvania corporation; NEXTALARM, LLC, a Georgia limited liability corporation, and DOES 1-10, Defendants.
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
MATTER comes before the Court on Defendants' Motion for
Protective Order. Dkt. #39. For the reasons set forth below
DENIES the motion and directs the parties to further meet and
February 8, 2018, Defendants moved for a protective order,
asking the Court to relieve them from the obligation of
running certain search terms against their electronically
stored information (“ESI”). Dkt. #39.
Specifically, Defendants represented to the Court that
“Plaintiff Cen Com has refused to reasonably limit the
search terms it wants Defendants to run . . . .”
Defendants then state:
After these attempts at narrowing the dispute, and after some
concession being made by Cen Com, there are still significant
differences remaining. Numerex and Next Alarm ask that they
be relieved of having to produce documents responsive
to the following search terms, each
of which, has returned more than 250 megabytes of data:
•“Customer account” and (“Cen
Com” or NextAlarm or Numerex);
•“Customer account” and (cencom or next
alarm or numerex);
• American Digital Monitoring;
•Cats; .“Cen Com” or Cen
•(Alex or Elliot) and NextAlarm;
•Gay and (“Cen Com” or Cen Com or Cats or
Reed or Elliot); .Hyun and (“Cen
Com” or CenCom or Cats or Reed or Elliot);
•Numerex and data*;
• pass code* or password*;
• Stargardt and (“Cen Com” or Cen Com or
Cats or ...