US ex rel Scutellaro v. Capitol Supply (D.D.C., 2017)

Key Insight: Whether FRCP 37(e) applies where the duty to preserve does not arise out of the anticipation or conduct of litigation, whether sanctions issued under a court’s inherent power were appropriate

Nature of Case: False Claims Act

Electronic Data Involved: country of origin data

Keywords: Country of Origin documentation, adverse inference, Trade Agreements Act, inherent power, overwrite, direct proof or disproof

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