You pay him, but he answers to us!

An interesting, but plausible twist to using an expert is pointed out by Larry Westcott in his Electronic Discovery Blog. The court ordered the Plaintiff to pay their expert, Mark Lanterman, the “reasonable expense for his services and the electronic copying expenses” but that he would act under the guidance of the Defendant (Quicken Loans, Inc.). Quicken is providing backup tapes with documents that are “potentially material” to the litigation but it is unable to ‘screen out privileged or proprietary information and documents” on its own.