Ceglia v. Zuckerberg, No. 10-CV-00569A(F), 2012 WL 95362 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 10, 2012)

Key Insight: Where plaintiff acted to avoid compliance with court?s order to produce information related to email accounts, including passwords, by repeatedly filing motions to stay discovery and by modifying the consent forms related to the examination of his email accounts to effectively delay the search, despite the court?s denial of his motions to stay discovery, the court ordered civil contempt sanctions and ordered plaintiff to pay $5,000 to the court and also ordered payment of defendants? attorneys? fees and costs related to Defendants? Accelerated Motion to Compel, necessitated by plaintiff?s dilatory behavior

Nature of Case: Breach of contract

Electronic Data Involved: Access to emails (passwords, etc.) for forensic examination

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