Magistrate Judge Allows Forensic Imaging Of Computers At Plaintiff's Expense

Magistrate Judge Allows Forensic Imaging Of Computers At Plaintiff's Expense

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal magistrate judge in California on Oct. 15 ordered a defendant company in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit to turn over 60 computers for mirror imaging but ordered the plaintiff to pay the estimated $350,000 to pay the forensic expert because the expense would pose an undue burden on the defendant (Lifetouch National School Studios Inc. v. Kimberly Moss-Williams, et al., No. C10-05297, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14836).

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