Thursday, May 21, 2009

Failure to Substantiate Necessity Forfeits $45,000 in Costs

The court reduced plaintiff's claimed costs for copying and bates stamping from $46,427 to $1,327 because of insufficient documentation. "[Defendant] need not individually identify each copy made, but it provided absolutely no explanation to the court of why these copies were necessary. The court cannot even identify the purpose of some of these charges, much less determine necessity, from the papers submitted."

Hearing Components, Inc v. Shure, Inc., 9-07-00104
(TXED May 19, 2009, Order)
District Judge Ron Clark

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