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No Free Ride for AllRide: Northern District of California Issues Case-Ending Spoliation Sanctions

Arent Fox Partner Dana Finberg and Associate Jake Christensen recently published an article with The Recorder discussing a recent decision from the Northern District of California granting case-terminating spoliation sanctions.

The decision in WeRide Corp. et al. v.  Huang et al. followed the defendants’ deletion of months’ worth of e-mails and entire e-mail accounts; permanent erasure of computer data, including source code; and use an ephemeral chat service that immediately deleted all sent and received instant messages. The case is a textbook example of what not to do to meet one’s obligations to preserve potentially relevant documents, information, and things at the earliest sign of litigation.

Read the full article here.


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