Sanctions Ruling Offers Guidelines On E-Discovery

Law360, New York (September 17, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT) -- In an 89-page opinion regarded by many attorneys as one of the most comprehensive looks at preservation and spoliation of e-discovery, a federal magistrate judge sanctioned the president of Creative Pipe Inc. in a copyright infringement battle and threatened him with prison time unless he paid his opponent's legal fees.

In the Sept. 9 ruling, Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland also held Mark Pappas, the president of CPI, liable for copyright infringement as punishment for destroying...
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