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El-Amin v. George Washington University, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85009 (D.D.C. Oct. 22, 2008).  Premium Content - Sign on to View
An electronic discovery work plan was drafted by the court after review of the Sedona Conference publication “Best Practices for the Selection of Electronic Discovery Vendors: Navigating the Vendor Proposal Process.”

The primary goal of the plan, according to the court, was “to create a system whereby all existing documents are hyper-linked to fields in a database that will permit the instantaneous retrieval from within the database of the information offered by plaintiffs in support of any factual proposition.” Four nurse anesthetists employed at a university hospital brought an action in 1995 against the university under the Civil False Claims Act and alleged the university had submitted false claims for Medicare reimbursement. In the most recent development in the litigation, Magistrate Judge Facciola, who authored McPeek v. Ashcroft, 202 F.R.D. 31 (D.D.C. 2001), in which cost benefit analysis for electronic discovery was first outlined, presented the parties with a work plan for selecting a vendor and conducting electronic discovery.
The primary goal of the plan was to create a database of hyper-linked documents. Subsidiary goals included creation of a self-contained system that could easily be used by counsel and the court and that used software made available to the court. The court added requirements to the plan for selection of a vendor, optical character recognition treatment of all existing electronically stored information, and input into commercially available software.