Brown v. Certain Underwriters at Llyods, London, No. 16-cv-02737, 2017 WL 2536419 (E.D. Pa. June 12, 2017)

Key Insight: Applying the common law, the court imposed a permissive adverse inference and monetary sanctions for Plaintiff?s spoliation of his cellular phone and its contents where Plaintiff claimed a day before he was scheduled to produce it that he had lost his phone months ago but provided no details regarding the loss or his attempts at preservation or recovery of the phone and where the court concluded that Plaintiff made a ?deliberate choice to withhold [the phone] from production? and that Defendants were prejudiced as a result

Nature of Case: Insurance coverage litigation

Electronic Data Involved: Cellular phone and contents

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