S.E.C. v. Brewer, No. 10 C 6932, 2011 WL 3584800 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 15, 2011)

Key Insight: Court held defendants in contempt for failing to preserve documents in compliance with a court order; reasoning that because documents had been destroyed, no monetary sanction would coerce their production, the court ordered that defendants pay the reasonable costs associated with the government having to bring and prosecute the motion

Nature of Case: SEC litigation

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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