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Doug Austin, CloudNine: With No Showing of Prejudice, Court Denies Spoliation Sanctions

Thursday, June 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Extract from Doug Austin's article "With No Showing of Prejudice, Court Denies Spoliation Sanctions Against Defendant: eDiscovery Case Law" posted on JDSupra

In Mafille v. Kaiser-Francis Oil Co., No. 18-CV-586-TCK-FHM (N.D. Okla. May 21, 2019), Oklahoma Magistrate Judge Frank H. McCarthy, finding that the plaintiffs “have not demonstrated they have been prejudiced” by the loss of the plaintiff former employee’s work computer, denied the plaintiffs’ motion for sanctions “without prejudice to reassertion of the motion if through discovery it is determined that some specific evidence is beyond Plaintiffs’ reach” for the defendant’s “clear failure” to preserve the computer.

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