If evidence is proven to be relevant and necessary for litigation, then parties may be compelled to take extensive measures to produce requested data.
In this class action suit, the Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant, a debt collector, used autodialed, prerecorded calls using third party skip-trace services, which resulted in numerous wrong number calls to cell phones, which is a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. According to the complaint, the Defendant has a practice of placing calls to cell phones regarding the collection of a debt without the prior consent of the called parties.
In an earlier discovery dispute, the court ruled on the Plaintiff’s motion to compel, which raised numerous shortcomings in the Defendant’s responses to discovery request. However, the Plaintiff sought extremely detailed information about calls made by the Defendant, which would require them to do a manual review of more than 278,000 accounts.
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