Genworth Fin. Wealth Mgmt., Inc. v. McMullan, 267 F.R.D. 443 (D. Conn. 2010)

Key Insight: Court granted plaintiffs? motion to compel forensic imaging of defendants? computers and electronic media devices by court-appointed, neutral forensic examiner upon showing that defendants likely misappropriated proprietary information from plaintiff, that at least one defendant breached his duty to preserve by discarding a relevant laptop, and where there was a ?sufficient nexus? between plaintiffs? claims and its need obtain the requested forensic images; court split cost 80% to defendant 20% to plaintiff citing defendant?s ?culpability in necessitating the expense? and set out the imaging protocol to be employed by an agreed upon expert

Nature of Case: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Electronic Data Involved: Forensic image of hard drives, electronic media devices

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