Biselli v Cnty. of Ventura, No. CV 09-08694 CAS (EX), 2012 WL 2061688 (C.D. Cal. June 4, 2012)

Key Insight: Where defendant had an obligation to preserve relevant video and in fact ?acknowledged? plaintiff?s request to preserve the video by objecting to it, court held that defendant had an obligation to preserve the requested evidence ?including a duty to deactivate any automatic purging policy? that defendant claimed resulted in the loss and ordered an adverse inference at trial with the potential for additional sanctions to be imposed later

Nature of Case: Claims resulting from suicide of inmate

Electronic Data Involved: surveillance video

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