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Otis v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.

United States District Court, N.D. Iowa

May 3, 2018

DAVID OTIS, Plaintiff,
v.
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO., Defendant.

          PARTIES' STIPULATED PROTOCOL FOR PRODUCING DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

          C.J. Williams Chief United States Magistrate Judge Northern District of Iowa

         Plaintiff, David Otis, and Defendant, Union Pacific Railroad Company, by and through their respective counsel, have jointly stipulated to the terms of Stipulated Order Governing the Disclosure of Privileged Information, and with the Court being fully advised as to the same, it is hereby ORDERED:

         This Stipulated Protocol for Producing Documents and ESI (The “ESI Protocol”) shall govern the production of documents and electronically stored information (“ESI”) by the parties in the above captioned litigation. The ESI Protocol shall also govern productions made by any third party who is subpoenaed in this action unless otherwise agreed to by the issuing party and the third party. Accordingly, the ESI Protocol shall be attached to any subpoena issued in this action after the date of this stipulation.

         A. Production Formats

         As a general rule, the production format for all paper documents and ESI shall be single-page Group IV TIFF files with corresponding text and load files, as set forth in detail in Part C below (“the Default Rule”).

         However, spreadsheets, databases, presentation files, audio/video files, and other file types that do not render to image well should be produced in their Native format (“Native Productions”).[1] Native Productions shall not be produced as “values only.” They should be produced as they are maintained, with all formulas, redlines, comments, linkages, and metadata intact. Native Productions should include all ESI metadata fields set forth below in the load file. It may sometimes be appropriate to produce partial data, such as with information housed in databases containing more information than is relevant to the case.[2] In these instances, the parties should confer and agree on an ESI protocol early on concerning the scope of, and methodology for, extracting the relevant data. The contents of container files[3] will be extracted and produced as individual files with Beg Attach and End Attach field representing the family relationship.

         B. Handling of Paper Documents

         Paper documents shall be scanned and produced according to the Default Rule.

         C. Default Rule: Specific Protocols for the Form of Production

         The following specific protocols should be used for productions:

         1. IMAGES:

• Black and White, unless color is requested or necessary to understand the meaning
• Single Page Group IV TIFF files for black and white
• Single Page JPG files for color
• Image Resolution of 300 DPI
• With Placeholder images for files produced in Native Productions
• Retain original document orientation
• Endorsed with a unique Bates Number on each page

         2. TEXT FILE ...


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