Magistrate Judge Imposes Adverse Inference For Failure To Preserve Video

Magistrate Judge Imposes Adverse Inference For Failure To Preserve Video

NEW YORK - A federal magistrate judge in New York presiding over a personal injury lawsuit ruled Nov. 12 that an adverse inference jury instruction should be imposed against a defendant catering company as a sanction for its failure to preserve a surveillance video that allegedly captured the plaintiff's fall (Tiffani Rodgers v. Rose Party Functions Corp., d/b/a The Rose Castle, et al., No. 10-CV-4780, E.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161190).

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