In case where the requesting party did not specify a desired format, the defendant chose to produce the requested data as TIFF images, rather than in native format. Magistrate Snyder held that it was impermissible to convert the to TIFF images, which were more difficult to search. The defendant was compelled to either: (a) re-produce the data in native format; or (b) re-produce the data in another comparably searchable format; or (c) supply Plaintiff with software for searching the TIFF images. See Goodbys Creek v. Arch Ins. Co.,No.07-947, 2008 WL 4279693 (M.D.Fla. Sept. 15, 2008).
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