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When is a clawback not a clawback?
When it's a quick peek, as was ordered in ACS State Healthcare, LLC v. Wipro, Inc. and Wipro, Ltd., No. 4385-VCP ( Del. Ch., July 23, 2009). This is believed to be the first order of its kind in Delaware and continues the Court of Chancery's recent trend of providing eDiscovery guidance to Delaware practitioners.
The title of this post may be a bit misleading though and may simply reflect my own ignorance of the true distinction between quick peek and clawback. (Or maybe I'm being pedantic.) Certainly, there are clawback provisions in this order, but the production of documents without review is what makes this a quick peek. The two are often presented as alternative means of protecting privilege waiver in eDiscovery, but it seems that clawback protects privilege while quick peek shifts costs. So quick peek is really clawback plus cost-shifting?