Hitachi Avoids Sanctions In Defective TV Class Action

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday denied a bid to sanction Hitachi Home Electronics Inc. despite having previously found that a Hitachi employee destroyed evidence relevant to a proposed class action alleging the company sold defective televisions.

U.S. District Judge Nita L. Stormes previously ruled that the employee did destroy documents from his computer that potentially related to the case. But in her Friday decision, the judge rejected the plaintiffs' motion to sanction the company, finding that the files deleted did not give Hitachi any advantage...
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