In re Cooley
Cooley sued Methodist Richardson Medical Center, alleging she was injured while a patient there. Cooley and her housemate took photos of her injuries. Methodist sought production of the photos and the associated metadata. Cooley produced a CD with the photos and what she contended was all metadata. Methodist disagreed that all metadata had been produced, and sought direct access to the electronic devices on which the photos were taken to pursue the metadata it contended was missing. After a non-evidentiary hearing, the trial court granted Methodist’s motion to compel the requested direct access.