• Technology Company Sanctioned for Failure to Preserve Former Employee Data; Higher Expectation of Competence for Technology Companies in Managing ESI
  • October 15, 2010 | Authors: Therese Craparo; Anthony J. Diana
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown LLP - New York Office
  • A recent order in the case of Dan Harkabi and Gidon Elazar v. SanDisk Corp., 08 Civ. 8203 (WHP) (Aug. 23, 2010), illustrates some of the electronic discovery challenges that organizations face in managing preservation obligations in connection with departing employees. In that case, the Southern District of New York District Court imposed sanctions on defendant SanDisk for discovery violations in its defense of a lawsuit filed by former SanDisk employees Harkabi and Elazar.