Fry's Sanctioned For Hiding Evidence In EEOC Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state slapped Fry's Electronics Inc. with $100,000 in sanctions Tuesday for hiding or destroying relevant information and redacting phone records in an effort to impede a sex discrimination suit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In his July 3 order imposing the discovery abuse sanctions, U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said Fry’s deliberately engaged in deceptive practices that undermined the integrity and orderly administration of the court’s proceedings.

The company raised unfounded objections and negotiated the narrowing of...
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