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Case Blurb: Nursing Home Pension Fund; Court lists ‘three types of sanctions’ available for destruction of evidence

Posted by rjbiii on September 15, 2008

Courts have developed three types of sanctions for destruction of evidence. First, a court can instruct the jury that it may infer that evidence made unavailable by a party was unfavorable to that party.
Second, a court can exclude witness testimony based on the spoliated evidence.
The third and harshest of sanctions is to dismiss the claim of the party responsible for the spoliation.

Nursing Home Pension Fund v. Oracle Corp., 2008 WL 4093497 at *4 (N.D.Cal. Sept. 2, 2008).

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