District Court Holds that Document Retention and Destruction Policies Are Privileged under Court's Default Discovery Standard
In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff sought production of the defendant's document retention and document destruction policies. The defendant asserted that the request sought information protected by work product and attorney-client privilege. The plaintiff argued that the documents were merely corporate policies that could not be privileged.
The district court analyzed the issue by reviewing the court's Default Discovery Standards and concluded that these policies are protected under those standards.