The Honorable District Judge Benjamin Settle denied an asbestos claimant’s motion to compel without prejudice when his attorney did not have a meaningful meet and confer. The attorneys only emailed, called and the requesting party threatened the motion to compel. The judge gave direction to the parties that he did not accept the producing party’s argument that a proprietary database could not be searched in the way the requesting party wanted due to not being OCR’d or indexed for such retrieval.
Judge Settle stated quite clearly that the failure to have a meet and confer “ is sufficient to deny the motion to compel.”
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