Prezio Health, Inc. v. John Schenk & Spectrum Surgical Instruments, Inc., No. 3:13 CV 1463 (WWE), 2016 WL 111406 (D. Conn. Jan. 11, 2016)

Key Insight: Where individual Defendant informed his family that litigation related emails were to be preserved, but where at least three of eight ordered to be produced were lost, perhaps when Defendant?s wife transferred her emails to a new App, court found Defendant?s effort was ?grossly deficient? noting that defense counsel and Defendant had failed to impress upon the family the significance of the emails; addressing question of an appropriate sanction, Court cited Residential Funding Corp, 306 F.3d 99 (2d Cir. 2002), and ordered a ?permissive adverse inference? and payment of Plaintiff?s attorney?s fees and costs incurred in pursuing the issue

Electronic Data Involved: Emails from account used by multiple family members

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