Dataflow, Inc. v. Peerless Ins. Co., No. 3:11-cv-1127 (LEK/DEP), 2014 WL 148685 (N.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2014)

Key Insight: District court adopted magistrate judge?s recommendation (at 2013 WL 6992130) that plaintiff?s motion for adverse inference instruction be granted as sanction for defendant?s grossly negligent failure to preserve internal emails in violation of its own retention policy; court deferred ruling on the language of the jury instruction until the filing of pretrial memoranda so as to consider proposed jury instructions as a whole

Nature of Case: Insurance coverage dispute

Electronic Data Involved: Internal emails

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