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According to a plaintiff advising the court, Baylor “hid” 8,275 sets of documents in their entirety from plaintiffs, and that another 3,872 sets of documents created or logged with plaintiffs “differ significantly” from the versions provided by Pepper Hamilton to UnitedLex.
A Baylor attorney, Lisa Brown, said Baylor would like the cases to be brought to justice as soon as the court can determine.
“Everyone understood when this comparison was made that there wasn’t going to be a 100% match,” Brown said in a statement. “The provider compared 1,331,916 documents and agreed over 99%.” Baylor is ready to explain the slight discrepancy in the documents to the Tribunal. Nobody hid anything. “
In an advisory letter to the court last month, Julie Springer, another of Baylor’s attorneys, said the plaintiffs’ sanction motion contained “numerous misrepresentations” about the status of UnitedLex’s work.
Additionally, Baylor was not in possession of any documents Pepper Hamilton submitted in response to a plaintiff’s subpoena until Pepper Hamilton turned them over to UnitedLex and UnitedLex Baylor, Springer said.
“Baylor could not have ‘hidden’ anything it never had to produce or record,” Springer wrote to the court.
In June 2019, Pitman sanctioned Pepper Hamilton for “knowingly” violating court orders and ignoring a subpoena to submit documents to Jane Doe’s 15 plaintiffs.