Finnegan Sanctioned For Destroying Evidence In Dow IP Case

Law360, New York (October 21, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT) -- In an unusual ruling, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge sanctioned a Dutch company and its counsel, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP, for spoliation of evidence by awarding Dow Chemical Co. default judgment on its trade secret claims against the company.

Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender’s order affirmed Dow’s motion for sanctions, in which it accused Organik Kimya San. ve Tic. AS of manipulating and destroying evidence on one Organik employee’s laptop and deleting more than 2,700 files off another laptop to prevent Dow...
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