NY Court Backs EchoStar Sanctions For Deleting Emails

Law360, San Diego (January 31, 2012, 6:00 PM EST) -- A New York state appeals court on Tuesday determined that a trial judge properly imposed sanctions on EchoStar Satellite LLC for failing to preserve emails in anticipation of and after a Cablevision Systems Corp. unit's filing of $2.5 billion breach of contract suit against it.

In a unanimous decision, the appeals court found that the trial judge was correct in invoking the standard for preservation set forth in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC and affirmed that an adverse inference against the satellite TV provider was an...
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