Swift Transp. Co. of Arizona, LLC v. Angulo, —F.3d—, 2013 WL 2928094 (8th Cir. June 17, 2013)

Key Insight: Trial court did not abuse discretion in giving a spoliation instruction for a party?s failure to preserve satellite tracking information relevant to the whereabouts of its drivers at the time of the at-issue crash, where trial court was ?abundantly clear? that it believed the destruction was intentional, even if it did not specifically say ?bad faith? and where the victim/plaintiff was prejudiced by the failure to preserve; although the sanctioned party did produce a print out alleged to reflect the relevant satellite information, questions regarding the party?s veracity led the court to mistrust the accuracy of the document which contributed to the imposition of sanctions

Nature of Case: Malpractice related to underlying case involving automobile accident and resulting injuries

Electronic Data Involved: Satellite tracking data

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