A judge has sanctioned a leader in flash drive technology for mishandling e-discovery in what the judge called a "David and Goliath-like" struggle. The judge ruled he would instruct the jury to draw a negative inference from the fact that SanDisk, which has a market capitalization of $8.7 billion, had lost hard drives from laptops issued to two ex-employees, the plaintiffs. The judge noted that SanDisk's "size and cutting edge technology raises an expectation of competence in maintaining its own electronic records."
Federal Judge Sanctions Tech Company Over Handling of E-Discovery
New York Law Journal
August 27, 2010