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PSD Attorneys Win Ruling that Insurance Companies Violated Court Order

In a hotly contested RICO case, a PSD client won a motion to compel on several grounds. In the process, the federal court ruled that Plaintiffs Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company and the Commerce Insurance Company violated the Order governing an e-discovery protocol. Specifically, these insurance carriers did not allow their vendor to participate in efforts to resolve e-discovery issues. Metropolitan’s and Commerce’s lawyers had argued that they did not want to put their vendors in the position of being cross-examined. The federal court rejected that position. In so doing, the federal court held that Metropolitan’s and Commerce’s “refusal to allow participation by their vendors in the meet and confer process violates both the spirit and the letter of the December 20, 2017 Order Governing E-Discovery Protocol.”