United States ex rel Berglund v. Boeing Co., 835 F.Supp.2d 1020 (D. Or. Dec. 2011)

Key Insight: Where plaintiff altered and deleted emails and discarded potentially relevant hard drives the court undertook a substantial analysis of the relevant legal standards surrounding spoliation and, upon consideration of those standards, imposed two monetary sanctions requiring the plaintiff to pay for the reasonable costs and fees arising from his failure to produce a hard drive as he had been directed to do by the court and to pay for Boeing?s costs ?directly connected with the investigation and discovery of the altered emails?; the court also dismissed, with prejudice, plaintiff?s claim of retaliation

Nature of Case: Violations of False Claims Act

Electronic Data Involved: Emails, hard drives

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