F.T.C. v. Asia Pac. Telecom, Inc., No. 10 C 3168, 2011 WL 2110220 (N.D. Ill. May 25, 2011)

Key Insight: Court found defendants in contempt and, in the alternative, invoked its inherent authority to sanction where defendants were found to have deactivated a relevant Yahoo! email account in violation of a temporary restraining order which caused the information therein to be permanently lost and where the court found that the deactivation was in bad faith and resulted in prejudice to the plaintiff; court declined to impose default judgment but ordered adverse inferences which substantially eased plaintiff?s ability to establish liability

Nature of Case: Violations of National Do Not Call Registry

Electronic Data Involved: Web based emails

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