Discovery requests are not relevant because there is a possibility that the information may be relevant to the general subject matter of the action.
In this antitrust case, a special master was appointed to provide the court and parties assistance with discovery, including the resolution of discovery disputes. The defendant argued that the discovery would cost $190,000 in data fees, plus additional e-discovery costs.
REASONABLE CALCULATED IS NO MORE
Judge Conti denied discovery and criticized post-amendment rulings that rely on the “reasonably calculated” phrase.
Download the PDF version of the Coles Wexford Hotel, Inc. v. Highmark, Inc. case analysis here.
As a rule of thumb, the greater the relevancy of documents, the less concerned the court will be with proportionality.