Lynn v. Gateway Unified School Dist., No. 2:10-CV-00981-JAM-CMK, 2011 WL 6260362 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 15, 2011)

Key Insight: Where plaintiff unlawfully acquired emails from defendant?s computer system and attempted to utilize them to bolster his case, court granted defendant?s motion for sanctions and precluded plaintiff from ?using the emails, using their contents, or attempting to introduce any evidence about the contents of these emails at trial,? court also granted defendant?s motion to disqualify plaintiff?s counsel and counsel?s entire firm, where the court found counsel took possession of the emails despite knowing they were obtained illegally, among other ethical violations

Nature of Case: Employment discrimination

Electronic Data Involved: Unlawfully obtained emails

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