In Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 07-1000 (D.N.J. Oct. 9, 2015), the plaintiff moved for costs, including $341,253 for scanning and converting documents into electronic form, under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d) and 28 U.S.C. § 1920.  The defendant argued the majority of those costs were not recoverable because, under the court’s local rules, fees for exemplification and copying are taxable only when the documents are admitted into evidence in lieu of originals that were not introduced at the request of opposing counsel.  The defendant also argued that, under the local rules, “photocopies for the purposes of discovery are not recoverable.”  Citing the Third Circuit’s decision in Race Tires America, the district court held that costs for scanning and converting hard-copy documents into electronic format are recoverable under § 1920(4).  The court further held that 28 U.S.C. § 1920 trumps the court’s local rules in the circumstance of a conflict.