Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Magistrate Judge Imposes Adverse inference, Monetary Sanctions For Spoliation

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Magistrate Judge Imposes Adverse inference, Monetary Sanctions For Spoliation

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal magistrate judge in California on Feb. 14 found that a defendant company's destruction of the hard drive of a former marketing employee warranted the imposition of an adverse inference jury instruction and monetary sanctions (Jackson Family Wines Inc., et al. v. Diageo North America Inc., et al., No. 11-5639, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19420).

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