Inst. for Motivational Living, Inc. v. Doulos Inst. for Strategic Consulting, Inc., 2004 WL 2241745 (3rd Cir. Oct. 5, 2004) (Unpublished)

Key Insight: Appellate court ruled that trial court did not err in awarding sanctions and finding defendant in civil contempt where, moments before he signed settlement agreement and in violation of discovery preservation order, defendant deleted files from laptop that was to be returned to plaintiff; however, case would be remanded so that trial court could determine what amount of attorneys’ fees fairly reflect compensation for defendant’s contumacious conduct

Nature of Case: Copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets

Electronic Data Involved: Files stored on laptop computer

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