Klipsch Group, Inc. v. Big Box Store Ltd., No. 12 Civ. 6283 (VSB)(MHD), 2014 WL 904595 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 4, 2014)

Key Insight: Where defendants failed to issue litigation hold and their belated oral instructions were inadequate both in form and content, court authorized plaintiff to undertake a forensic investigation into state of defendants’ computer systems for purpose of determining likelihood of document destruction, likely nature and volume of any such destroyed documents, whether some or all of those documents may be recovered, and the status of sales information on the computers; court deferred ruling on plaintiff’s motion for adverse inference instruction or cost-shifting pending results of investigation

Nature of Case: Trademark infringement

Electronic Data Involved: E-mails and other ESI

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