Flagg v. City of Detroit, 715 F.3d 165 (6th Cit. 2013)

Key Insight: Citing a court?s discretion in determining the strength of any adverse inference to be applied and noting that such a decision is determined on a case by case basis, the appellate court held that the District Court did not abuse its discretion in imposing a permissive rather than a non-rebuttable adverse inference for the defendants? bad faith spoliation of email

Nature of Case: Minor son of murder victim alleged that defendants conducted lax investigation and deliberately ignored or actively concealed material evidence

Electronic Data Involved: Emails

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