Plaintiffs In Privacy Suit Claim HSBC Destroyed Evidence

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 7:04 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs in a proposed class action accusing two HSBC Holdings PLC units of illegally recording calls with customers without their consent urged a California federal judge on Monday to sanction the banking companies for allegedly destroying crucial phone recordings.

The plaintiffs claim that counsel for HSBC Card Services Inc. and HSBC Technology & Services (USA) Inc. willfully destroyed at least 150,000 recordings after being told that the class action would be filed against them, and argue that the banking units should not be allowed to introduce...
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