Court sanctions defendant for ‘bollixed’ legal hold
In this employment discrimination case, the defendant “bollixed its litigation hold…to a staggering degree and at every turn.” As a sanction, the magistrate recommended that…
Litigant’s attempt to ‘take advantage of’ evidence it spoliated proves its bad faith
Decker v. Target Corp. In this personal injury claim, the court granted harsh sanctions for the defendant’s bad faith spoliation of evidence.This case began with…
Defendant’s failure to produce discovery ‘no one’s fault but its own’
The court precluded the defendant’s non-disclosed evidence, granting summary judgment for the plaintiff, as the failure to disclose was in bad faith.
Court finds forensic inspection relevant and proportional
In this alleged click-fraud case, the court concluded that a forensic inspection of the defendant’s devices was proportional to the needs of the case.
Plaintiff displays ‘flagrant disregard’ for court’s orders and discovery process
On appeal, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed, finding that the plaintiff’s failure to provide discovery justified the “last resort” sanction of dismissal.
Doctrine of unclean hands has ‘no place’ in discovery analysis
The court rejected a party’s argument that his opponent’s shortcomings justified his own deficient discovery responses as a “playground tantrum.”