Butler v. The New York Times Company
The plaintiff, a Gainesville land developer, alleged that articles printed in The Gainesville Sun, a subsidiary of the The New York Times, falsely portrayed the plaintiff as trying to bribe or influence individuals involved in a road expansion project. The plaintiff sought discovery of the editorial system used by the newspaper’s staff to store and revise drafts of articles in electronic form.
DisputeSoft electronic discovery expert Hunter Jones prepared an affidavit that defined an approach for examining the editorial system and retreiving all versions of these documents. The court found that the suit was subject to a two-year statute of limitations and dismissed the case.
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