• Drilling Down: Spoliation of Evidence in South Carolina, Products Liability
  • October 17, 2011 | Author: Brian A. Comer
  • Law Firm: Collins & Lacy, P.C. - Columbia Office
  • On June 20, 2011, the South Carolina Supreme Court filed its opinion in Cole Vision Corp. v. Hobbs, No. 26988, 2011 WL 2447090 (S.C. June 20, 2011) (you can find it online at this link, page 30). This case is a medical malpractice case, not a products liability case. Therefore, I am not going to do a "Case Brief" of the opinion. However, it is significant because the court deals with whether South Carolina recognizes a claim for negligent spoliation of evidence. After reading the case, and after reflecting on my own experience in products cases with spoliation, it seemed like a good topic for a blog post. So hear we go.