Production of Metadata and the Importance of the Meet & Confer Process


The meet and confer process, effective communications between parties and specific discovery requests for metadata are imperative for effective litigation today. Aguilar v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Div., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97018 ( Nov. 21, 2008 ) is an example of why early communications between parties is important for cost effective and efficient litigation.

Aguilar v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Div., is a civil rights case where the plaintiff claimed 4th Amendment violations for illegal searches. What followed was a case study of why discussing discovery requests, metadata, forms of production and collection are important.

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