Lexpath Techs. Holdings, Inc., N0. 13-cv-5379-PGS-LHG, 2016 WL 4544344 (D.N.J. Aug. 30, 2016)

Key Insight: Where Defendant used CCleaner on his work laptop and failed to produce three thumb drives, court concluded that the relevance prong of its analysis was satisfied (noting Plaintiff?s lack of credibility), that there was a duty to preserve, and that information was actually suppressed or withheld and, citing Rule 37(e,) imposed a presumptive adverse inference upon the determination that the loss was intentional, based on the timing of the spoliation (shortly following receipt of a cease and desist letter, including Plaintiff?s potential claims), among other things

Nature of Case: Claims arising from employee’s departure and start of competing business

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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