United States v. Dish Network, LLC, No. 09-3073, 2013 WL 1749930 (C.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2013)

Key Insight: Court imposed sanctions for several discovery violations: 1) for failing to provide Plaintiffs with information regarding its process for scrubbing calling lists against the do not call list and for providing a deponent with insufficient knowledge of the issue, court characterized defendant?s behavior as ?obstructive, contumacious, and willful? and precluded the use of evidence about the creation and scrubbing of telemarketing campaign lists; 2) for failing to preserve ESI related to a particular calling campaign despite a duty to preserve, court issue finding of fact that the campaign was conducted for commercial purposes; 3) for obstructive behavior related to whether it shared lead lists to retailers, including inaccurate statements and for failing to preserve information related to the same, court imposed adverse inference

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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