Helget v. City of Hays (10th Cir., 2017)

Key Insight: Measures to cure prejudice should be no greater than necessary, but if a party acts with intent to deprive, the court may presume unfavorability, issue an adverse inference, or dismiss and enter a default. You must raise your spoliation motions before summary judgment is ruled on.

Nature of Case: Unlawful termination

Electronic Data Involved: relevant electronic communications and documents

Keywords: prejudice, spoliation, intent to deprive, adverse influence

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