Monday, September 14, 2009

Party Producing Privilege Log Not Required to Translate Entries Written in Foreign Language

Defendants' motion for sanctions and to compel plaintiff to translate the contents of privilege log entries written in Japanese were denied. "Simply put, nothing in the rule’s plain language suggests, and no court has ever intimated, that Rule 26(b)(5) requires a party producing a privilege log to translate entries written in a foreign language. Consequently, [defendants'] motion must be denied."

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. et al. v. Tellabs, Inc. et al., 1-09-cv-04530
(ILND September 10, 2009, Order) (Bucklo, J. )

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