The Book

Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Chapter 27

The Principle of Proportionality in Producing Electronically Stored Information in eDiscovery

The question that often arises in litigation where eDiscovery is initiated is who pays the cost: is it the requesting party or the receiving party? The issue of who should pay the cost of production has led to many disputes, and many times, courts have taken inconsistent approaches to resolving the issue. Chapter 27 examines the principle of proportionality in preserving and producing potentially relevant information with reference to cost.