• Understanding, Spotting, and Preventing Spoliation
  • January 15, 2019 | Author: Lindy K. Keown
  • Law Firm: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association - Orlando Office
  • Spoliation is a unique, legal concept occurring when relevant evidence is intentionally or negligently lost, altered, or destroyed. The severity of spoliation in litigation runs the gamut—from the unintentional loss of superfluous records to the intentional destruction of case critical emails. All types of evidence can be subject to spoliation, and spoliation can occur in various ways. Below are a few examples: • Deleting electronic documents; • Losing documents due to a scheduled purge of older documents; • Throwing out tangible items; or • Performing repairs or alterations on tangible items.