Pringle v. Adams, No. SACV 10-1656-JST (RZx), 2012 WL 1103939 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 30, 2012)

Key Insight: In copyright infringement action where the creation date of certain evidence was highly relevant, the court granted defendant?s motion for terminating sanctions for plaintiff?s spoliation where plaintiff had a duty to preserve but nonetheless spoliated relevant evidence by sending a relevant hard drive for ?repairs? and where he indicated he no longer had possession of another hard drive, without explanation for its unavailability, and where the court found that defendants were prejudiced by the loss of the hard drives

Nature of Case: Copyright infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Hard drives containing information regarding creation date of allegedly infringed song

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