Helget v. City of Hays, No. 13-2228-KHV-KGG, 2014 WL 1308893 (D. Kan. Mar. 31, 2014)

Key Insight: Where defendant put ESI at issue by stating that plaintiff was fired, in part, for improper, personal use of the city’s computers, ESI relating to computer usage by plaintiff and certain others was relevant and city should have placed litigation hold on plaintiff’s immediate coworkers, those holding similar positions within the city, and the identified “key players”; court ordered city to bear the cost of forensic restoration

Nature of Case: Wrongful termination

Electronic Data Involved: E-mail, internet usage logs, and other ESI

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