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Silkworth v. City of Boca Raton

Silkworth v. City of Boca Raton

Case Date: 11/07/2016
Citation: Silkworth v. City of Boca Raton, Case No. 2013CA013276, 2016 Fla. Cir. LEXIS 4645 (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct. Nov. 7, 2016)
Court Type: Florida State Court
Court: Circuit Court
Judge: Circuit Judge: Meenu Sasser
Rule(s): Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.380
Issues:

Plaintiff moved for adverse inference sanctions against Defendant. The issue was whether an adverse inference sanction was appropriate when Defendant failed to preserve and produce certain surveillance footage.

Resolution:

The Court granted Plaintiff’s motion for sanctions in the form of adverse inferences. Defendant had a duty to preserve the surveillance footage since litigation was reasonably foreseeable, and the footage at issue was crucial to Plaintiff’s prima facie case.

E-Discovery Issues: Adverse Inference, Motion for Sanctions
E-discovery Tags: Data Retention, Preservation and Collection, Sanctions, Spoliation
E-discovery subjects: Surveillance Footage

Published: January 5th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized


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