The Dog Ate My Homework
On January 4, 2016 a federal judge in Seattle vacated a $21.5 million verdict to a man injured by a closing cruise ship door in 2011. The verdict was vacated because the plaintiff, James Hausman, deleted e-mails that were requested by the defendant, Holland America, during discovery. Destroying or spoliating the evidence can result in extreme sanctions for the attorneys and reversed decisions for winning parties.
Read More: January 2016 – Evidence Spoliation