Magdaluyo v. MGM Grand Hotel, LLC, no. 2:14-cv-01806-RFB-GWF, 2016 WL 614397 (D. Nev. Feb. 16, 2016)
Key Insight: Where Plaintiff specifically requested preservation of certain video that was not preserved, court concluded that Defendant ?simply ignored? the request and imposed an adverse inference that the video would have been favorable to Plaintiff; for Defendant?s failure to preserve surveillance video of alleged harassment for which there was no specific request to preserve, court reasoned that Defendant had a duty to investigate the allegation and preserve any video that existed of the incident and concluded that the jurors would be instructed that ?Defendant had a duty to preserve the video if it existed and that they may, but are not required to, infer that the video recording would have been favorable to the Plaintiff?
Nature of Case: Employment litigation (discrimination, harassment, etc.)
Electronic Data Involved: Video surveillance footage