Learning Care Grp. v. Armetta, No. 3:13-cv-1540 (VAB), 2016 WL 4191251 (D. Conn. June 17, 2016)

Key Insight: Where Defendant destroyed laptop of departed employee (a ?key point of contact? for Plaintiffs in their relationship with Defendant) in accordance with its usual course of business despite a duty to preserve, court found that the information lost was relevant and that prejudice resulted, but found that Defendant was merely negligent and that awarding attorneys? fees and costs was an appropriate sanction (not default judgment or an adverse inference as had been requested); court declined to consider the newly amended rules of procedure where the parties first raised the issue in September 2015, before the application of the new rules

Electronic Data Involved: Contents of laptop of departed employee

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