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$1 million in costs and fees assessed as sanction for spoliation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2011

A federal magistrate judge in Maryland has determined that the plaintiffs in a case involving alleged patent and copyright violations incurred $1.05 million in reasonable costs and attorney’s fees for discovery “that would not have been undertaken but for Defendants’ spoliation, as well as the briefings and hearings regarding Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions.”