In this employment case, the magistrate imposed monetary sanctions and recommended an adverse inference jury instruction for the defendants’ spoliation of electronically stored information (ESI).…
In this copyright infringement case, the court imposed sanctions on specific defendants for their continued discovery abuses.
The court imposed monetary sanctions under FRCP 37 for the plaintiff’s unintentional spoliation of text messages, which prejudiced the defendant.
In this negligence case arising from a car accident, the plaintiff moved to compel the production of daily driving reports.
The court denied sanctions for spoliation, finding that the disputed ESI had been automatically overwritten before the duty to preserve attached.
The court denied sanctions where the plaintiff “accidentally” deleted emails, rejecting as “speculative” the claim that she had a duty to preserve.
In this employment case, the court sanctioned the plaintiff for destroying cell phone records and lying under oath.
The court ordered issue preclusion and costs as severe sanctions against a party that engaged in continuous discovery misconduct, including failing to take reasonable steps…