Matthew Enterprise, Inc. v. Chrysler Group LLC, No. 13-cv-04236-BLF (N.D. Cal. May 23, 2016).
Key Insight: Plaintiff threatened legal action, but failed to have it’s vendor stop automatic deletion and did not preserve recrods when email system changed. Defendant was prejudiced by this spoilation. Court allowed witnesses to testify to spoilation and potential contents of those communications.
Nature of Case: incentive programs and Robinson-Patman Act violations
Electronic Data Involved: internal and external communications
Keywords: spoilation; vendor