Spoliation of Evidence: Sanctions and Remedies for Destruction of Evidence in Civil Litigation, Third Edition

    By Margaret M Koesel and Tracey L Turnbull

    Spoliation of Evidence: Sanctions and Remedies for Destruction of Evidence in Civil Litigation, Third Edition

    Spoliation of Evidence: Sanctions and Remedies for Destruction of Evidence in Civil Litigation, Third Edition

    By Margaret M Koesel and Tracey L Turnbull

    Developing case law has shown that spoliation may subject parties to additional litigation expense, potential tort liability, and sanctions. Negative publicity and the impact on the professional and personal reputation of both counsel and parties are additional considerations when spoliation is a factor. This book serves as a guide for the litigation practitioner faced with the loss of evidence in a civil suit in a state or federal court.
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    Spoliation of evidence is an unfortunate reality of modern-day civil litigation. Whether you represent parties to litigation or are counseling clients who want to avoid litigation, at some point issues involving the destruction of evidence will occur. Case law demonstrates that spoliation can result in additional litigation expense, potential tort liability, and sanctions, in addition to negative publicity and the impact on the professional and personal reputation of both counsel and clients.

    Spoliation of Evidence, Third Edition, helps resolve problems involved with the destruction of evidence. The book serves as a guide for the litigation practitioner faced with the loss of evidence in a civil suit in a state or federal court. Among other key topics, the book covers:

    • Record keeping obligations
    • The duty to preserve evidence
    • Independent causes of action for the destruction of evidence
    • Available sanctions and other remedies for spoliation
    • Criminal sanctions for spoliation
    • Developing spoliation law in state civil and federal courts

    Checklists of practical tips can be found at the end of each substantive chapter. Additionally, an annotated bibliography of treatises, law review articles and practical publications on spoliation and a table of cases and index are included.

    Product Details

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781627222266

    Page Count

    467

    Product Code

    5190497

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

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