Destroyed Data Earns Sanctions For Alleged Secrets Thief

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 2:55 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday ordered sanctions of $73,000 against a former Amron International Diving Supply Inc. engineer for destroying evidence related to Amron's suit alleging the vengeful ex-employee used company secrets to start a competing business after being fired.

U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff adopted a magistrate judge's report and recommendation that Saad Sadik and his company pay out the monetary sanctions for destroying hard drives and data relevant to Amron's case accusing its former engineer of starting his own diving equipment company...
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