In a March 28 ruling, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California sanctioned Google for not taking “reasonable steps to preserve electronically stored information that should have been preserved in the anticipation or conduct of litigation.”
The sanctions include monetary costs for coverage of plaintiffs’ reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs in bringing the motion to sanction “including the joint statement that preceded the motion and the evidentiary hearing and related events. Plaintiffs are directed to file by April 21, 2023, a statement of proposed attorneys’ fees and costs with adequate documentation.”
The court stopped short of “terminating sanctions” instead ruling that “The determination of an appropriate non-monetary sanction requires further proceedings” stating that “This antitrust case will not be decided on the basis of lost Chat.”
The motion for sanctions for destruction of evidence hinges on an ongoing multidistrict litigation (MDL) brought by Epic Games, Inc., the consumer […]
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