West Africa Gas Pipeline Co Ltd v Willbros Global Holdings Inc
 EWHC 396
Willbros had provided a guarantee in relation to a contract
between West Africa and its contractors. West Africa terminated the
contract and completed the project using different contractors,
seeking payment from Willbros for additional costs incurred.
During e-disclosure a number of problems occurred including
duplication of documents, inconsistent redaction, inadequate
collection and preservation of documents, and errors by outsourced
reviewers. Willbros was awarded damages to compensate them for
increased work of its solicitors and litigation support
The Court ordered that the damages awarded to Willbros applied
in any event, regardless of the outcome of the case. It is
important to ensure that during litigation e-disclosure systems and
any outsourcing used are used appropriately as the courts will not
be sympathetic to errors caused by inadequate practices.
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