District Court agreed with defendants’ request in a products liability case to redact seven irrelevant categories of commercially sensitive information and to withhold irrelevant and commercially sensitive “parent” documents and other documents from responsive document “families.” Citing Chief Justice Roberts, the concept of proportionality and amended Federal Rule 26(b)(1), the District Court determined that (i) a party is not entitled to receive every piece of relevant information and (ii) a party is similarly not entitled to receive every piece of irrelevant information in responsive documents if the producing party has a persuasive reason for why such information should be withheld.
In re: Takata Airbag Prod. Liab. Litig.
MDL No. 5-2599 (S.D.Fla. March 1, 2016)