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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

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.


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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