Moore v. Citgo Refining & Chemicals Co., 735 F.3d 309 (5th Cir. Nov. 12, 2013)

Key Insight: No abuse of discretion in dismissal of 17 plaintiffs who violated two court orders to preserve where willfulness was inferred from their disregard of the courts orders, where the failure to seek clarification weighed against any claimed confusion, where the evidence lost was unique and where no lesser sanction would have sufficed (plaintiffs were warned of the possibility of dismissal before it was imposed); no abuse of discretion for dismissal of four additional plaintiffs for failure to preserve emails despite an explicit court order

Nature of Case: FLSA (employment)

Electronic Data Involved: ESI, emails, handwritten notes

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