Gordon v. Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc., No. 1:11-10255-JLT, 2013 WL 1292520 (D. Mass. Mar. 28, 2013)

Key Insight: Court ordered spoliation sanctions for Plaintiff?s intentional destruction of materials related to his claim of copyright infringement at a time when he had a duty to preserve as evidenced by his actions to ?preserve? his work with the copyright office before the release of the allegedly infringing film (Kung Fu Panda) and his consultation with counsel; sanctions excluded evidence of Plaintiff?s 2008 copyright registration which was created with and relied upon evidence that had been destroyed

Nature of Case: Copyright Infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Hard copy documents, computer equipment and contents

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