E.E.O.C. v. Dillon Companies, Inc., —F. Supp. 2d—, 2011 WL 5834648 (D. Colo. Nov. 21, 2011)

Key Insight: For defendant?s failure to preserve highly relevant surveillance footage in bad faith (as evidenced by the loss of three copies of the tape and the deliberate recording over of the master tape) which resulted in prejudice to the plaintiff, the court ordered an adverse inference instruction that the information would have been unfavorable to defendant and precluded defendant from offering the testimony of witnesses who viewed the footage prior to its loss as to what the footage depicted

Nature of Case: Employment discrimination/violation of Americans with Disabilities Act

Electronic Data Involved: Original and three copies of relevant surveillance footage

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