Cusato v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP, No. B242696, 2014 WL 1349493 (Cal. Ct. App. Apr. 7, 2014) (unpublished)

Key Insight: Terminating sanctions dismissing cross-complaint deemed proper where cross-complainants used “File Shredder” to delete gigabytes of data from their computers in violation of orders requiring cross-complainants to preserve computer data and to turn over their computers to computer expert; however, trial court instructed to reconsider monetary sanctions imposed against cross-complainants given that computer expert hired by plaintiff began its forensic examination of the computer media months before it was authorized to do so, in violation of the court’s orders

Nature of Case: LLC members asserted claims and cross-claims after failed business venture

Electronic Data Involved: Hard drives of individual cross-claimants

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