No Sanctions In American’s Noncompete Row: Judge

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Friday denied American National Property & Casualty Co.'s request for sanctions against an insurance agency for failing to preserve emails that could be relevant to a breach of contract and trade secrets suit over alleged violations of noncompete obligations.

Judge Aleta A. Trauger said it was clear that American National's July 6 motion for sanctions against Campbell Insurance Inc. and related defendants should be denied as untimely.

“When the plaintiff filed the instant motion on July 6, 2011, the alleged spoliation...
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