Archer v. York City Sch. Dist., No. 1:13-cv-2826, 2016 WL 7451562 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 28, 2016)

Key Insight: Where Plaintiffs alleged spoliation resulting from school district?s deletion of former employee?s email account in accordance with its policy and more than 11 months before a complaint was filed, the court concluded that Plaintiffs presented ?no factual basis? in support of their allegations of intentional destruction of evidence favorable to Plaintiffs and declined to find that the school district?s decision not to renew the at-issue school?s charter was sufficient to trigger a duty to preserve such that the deletion would constitute spoliation (?Plaintiffs? argument that by the simple act of doing their jobs, Defendants should have been on notice of litigation that would not commence until nearly a full year later does not create knowledge that litigation is ?pending or probable.?)

Nature of Case: Claims arising from non-renewal of charter school’s charter

Electronic Data Involved: Former employee’s email account

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