Silver v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., No. 11-12282, 2012 WL 2052949 (11th Cir. 2012)

Key Insight: Where defendant?s litigation specialist initially asserted that no responsive emails were uncovered but later testified that she had recently been told of a possible repository of archived emails and that search efforts there were ongoing and already had uncovered several relevant emails, Circuit court found no abuse of discretion in District Court?s refusal to impose an adverse inference which requires a showing of bad faith noting that the litigation specialist?s ?initial lack of knowledge? was ?carelessness at most? and further reasoning that the admission that relevant emails had been discovered was a further indication that the defendant was not acting in bad faith

Nature of Case: Fraud, breach of contract and similar claims related to plaintiff’s mortgage

Electronic Data Involved: Emails

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