spoilation

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Noun1.spoilation - the act of stripping and taking by force
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
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Courts have begun sanctioning litigants for intentional spoliation of evidence for doing something most people do every year or so as a matter of courseupgrading their smartphones.
District Court for the Southern District of Florida, has ruled that a liability insurer had no duty to defend its insured against a claim for spoliation of evidence.
Even in the absence of a legal duty, though, the spoliation of evidence results in an adverse inference against the party that discarded or destroyed the evidence.
Given that most documents and communications are now transmitted and stored electronically, the potential for spoliation of evidence exists not only with physical artifacts, but also with the preservation of documents and electronically stored information, called "ESI.
According to Body, this provides plaintiffs with a tool at the outset of the litigation, but it is available only if the plaintiff can show that notice to the defendant would potentially result in the spoliation of evidence.
Francis IV relied on the amended version of Rule 37(e) and the courts inherent authority to sanction plaintiffs for intentional spoliation of evidence in trying unsuccessfully to delete emails produced to defendants.
47) But the most commonly imposed spoliation sanction is the spoliation inference, "'the oldest and most venerable remedy' for the spoliation of evidence.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Control of the Soma mine was returned to its operator only 20 months after a deadly accident, so another investigation at the scene of the explosion is pointless, EuzgE-r Euzel, a deputy from the Republican People's Party (CHP), said in reference to the spoliation of evidence ahead of an examination of the mine by experts.
Provided that there is no violation of the rules or substantive law pertaining to the preservation and/or spoliation of evidence, the inquirer also may advise that a client remove information relevant to the foreseeable proceeding from social media pages as long as the social media information or data is preserved.
What followed was a trial focused largely on spoliation of evidence, rather than the merits of plaintiffs' product liability claims.
Deleting Facebook posts or other social media texts could result in sanctions for physicians or a spoliation of evidence claim.