HSBC Seeks Sanctions In Overtime Case

Law360, New York (September 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- HSBC Mortgage Corp. moved Friday to sanction the plaintiffs' lawyer in an overtime, meal and rest period compensation and unlawful deductions suit, alleging that the lawyer directed a class representative to destroy evidence.

The company filed its motion for sanctions against Bryan Schwartz of Nichols Kaster & Anderson PLLP, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on the same day the plaintiffs filed for class certification.

HSBC alleges that Schwartz blocked the defendant's access to evidence about the case by instructing class...
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