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Case Blurb: Alcoa, Inc; Purposes of Monetary Sanctions

Posted by rjbiii on August 31, 2007

Like an adverse inference, an award of costs serves both punitive and remedial purposes: It deters spoliation and compensates the opposing party for the additional costs incurred. Such compensable costs may arise either from the discovery necessary to identify alternative sources of information, or from the investigation and litigation of the document destructions itself. Consolidated Aluminum Corp. v. Alcoa, Inc., 2006 WL 2583308 (M.D.La) (citing U.S. Phillip Morris USA, Inc., 327 F.Supp. 2d 21 (D.D.C. 2004)).

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