GSK Says E-Discovery Co.'s CEO Is Holding Data Hostage

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- Hand over the cash or the hard drive gets it. That was the ransom demand GlaxoSmithKline PLC says the CEO of an e-discovery company leveled at it, along with a threat to destroy billions of pages of the company's sensitive documents — unless GSK paid him more than $80,000.

In a complaint filed in New York state court Tuesday, GSK accuses New York City-based Discovery Works Legal Inc. and CEO Harry Debari of "holding hostage over 20 terabytes of GSK's most sensitive and confidential data, and...
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