Del. High Court Finds Exec Violated E-Discovery Order

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The Delaware Supreme Court on Wednesday determined the founder of a fertilizer company violated a court order when he effectively deleted information from his computer that was material to a contractual battle over who controlled the company.

Affirming a lower court's ruling, the high court said that Arie Genger, founder of Trans-Resources Inc., clearly violated a judge's status quo order in the underlying contracts dispute when he ordered an employee to "wipe" his computer's unallocated free space at 1 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2008.

Because unallocated...
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