Benihana Seeks Sanctions Over Destroyed Files In OT Case

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 10:30 PM EST) -- Benihana National Corp. will seek sanctions against one of the lead plaintiffs in a proposed overtime wage class action against the Japanese steakhouse chain after he allegedly copied and destroyed some 6,500 files from one of its computers, the company announced Tuesday.

In a filing in California federal court, Benihana claimed a forensic analysis of Hieu Nguyen’s flash drive showed he had copied nearly all the information on one of its computers at its Cupertino, Calif., restaurant, taking sensitive information including financial reports, quarterly forecasts, and...
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