In Race Tires America, Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.,1 the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania held that the two prevailing defendants may recover e-discovery costs because such costs are the modern-day equivalent of duplication costs.
Although the court took care to limit its ruling to the "unique" facts associated with this case, parties may want to consider narrowly tailoring their discovery requests and seeking early agreement on the scope of electronic productions.
Plaintiffs Race Tires America, Inc. and associated entities—tire suppliers referred to as STA—sued defendants Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. (Hoosier), a tire supplier competitor, and Dirt Motor Sports, Inc. (DMS), a motorsport-racing sanctioning body, alleging damages from exclusive supply contracts between the defendants. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants, finding that STA failed to demonstrate that it sustained an antitrust injury. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed.
Please see full article below for more information.
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.