28 U.S.C. ยง 1404(a) and Electronically Aided Discovery

From Casana Furniture Co. v. Coaster Co. of Am., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23141 (M.D.N.C. Mar. 24, 2009):

[T]he location of relevant permanent records or other evidence has not yet been determined. But regardless of their location, any files, records, and documents that Coaster apparently keeps in California can be easily copied and transported to the Middle District of North Carolina or sent electronically, and thus their location is entitled to little weight. See Finmeccanica S.P.A. v. Gen. Motors Corp., No. 1:07CV794, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85268, 2007 WL 4143074, at *7 (E.D. Va. Nov. 19, 2007) ("The Court is also skeptical that, in the age of electronic discovery, the location of potentially relevant documents has much impact on the convenience to either party.").

See also the posting of June 15, 2008.