In Home Instead, Inc. v. Florance, No. 12-cv-00264 (D. Neb. Nov. 8, 2013), the district court granted the plaintiff’s motion to compel arising from defendants’ allegedly deficient e-discovery production, including requiring a detailed affidavit form the defendants outlining their e-discovery efforts.  In depositions, representatives of the defendants testified that they did not review several categories of documents in response to the plaintiff’s document requests.  The court held that “the defendants’ effort to respond to discovery was inadequate” and ordered the defendants to provide an affidavit “outlining whether a litigation hold was put in place, the people to whom a litigation hold letter was sent, the directions for preservation, the sources identified for search, the terms used for the search, Defendants’ continued efforts to ensure compliance, and any other information relevant to the scope and depth of the preservation or search for documents.”  The court further held that the defendants’ production of electronic files in scanned PDF form was improper under Fed. R. Civ. P. 34(b)(2)(e), and required the defendants to reproduce the documents in electronic form with metadata.