Yelton v. PHI, Inc., 2011 WL 6100445 (E.D. La. Dec. 7, 2011)

Key Insight: Where, following a helicopter crash, defendant hired an engineer to conduct relevant analysis, and where defendant failed to place that engineer under a litigation hold, court found that relevant information was deleted and that the evidence indicated a finding of ?a significant degree of culpability? and ordered an adverse inference and that defendant pay the moving party?s reasonably costs and attorneys? fees related to the spoliation motion

Nature of Case: Claims arising from helicopter crash

Electronic Data Involved: ESI related to engineering analysis

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