Regulation organization sues service company, condition around discovery charges | Lawful

Legislation agency Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley and Norton is asking a Nashville court to declare that its does not owe local authorized providers service provider Legility just about anything for eDiscovery providers done as portion of authorized motion involving the point out of Tennessee.

Shackelford alleges in a new filing in Davidson County Chancery Court that the condition ought to shell out Legility if any just one entity has to.

The legislation agency, which is dependent in Texas but has a Nashville business, represented MedManagement Inc. in the state’s lawful motion from Suffering MD, a Franklin-primarily based discomfort management organization arranged under MedManagement’s umbrella. Soreness MD was accused by equally state and federal authorities of fraudulent billing practices.

According to the new court submitting, the point out sought “voluminous digital documents and other details from MedManagement,” but the organization “did not have the methods to shell out an electronic discovery vendor” to compile the data. The judge, in accordance the legislation company, ordered the state’s seller, Legility, to compile the data at the state’s expense.

Further, according to the law company, Legility’s get the job done solution was “deficient” and the state was unable to use it in the scenario, foremost the condition to refuse to fork out Legility. Later on, Legility requested the legislation agency to pay the fees, but the law firm promises it is not accountable for any costs owed to Legility.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton requested the Nashville courtroom to declare that they are not liable for Legility’s expenses. Representatives for the law business, Legility and the Tennessee lawyer general’s business did not answer to requests for comment.