Court sheds light on ESI subpoenas for third parties
Abstract: A California appellate court, relying on federal case law, recently issued a ruling that provides some useful reminders on third parties’ obligations to provide electronically stored information (ESI) when subpoenaed. The court’s findings resulted in a reluctant third party incurring more than $11,000 for the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and costs. This article explains why an appellate court ultimately found that the defendant’s objection to the second subpoena was without merit. Vasquez v. California School of Culinary Arts, Inc. (Cal. App. 2014).