The judge who is overseeing the legal battle between Sullivan & Cromwell and former associate Aaron B. Charney, Tuesday ordered depositions of three lawyers who participated in a confidential Jan. 31 settlement meeting at which Charney’s lawyers claim a Sullivan & Cromwell partner “ordered” the ex-associate to destroy his personal hard drive.

The Feb. 4 destruction of the drive by Charney, who sued the law firm for sexual orientation discrimination on Jan. 16, has been touted by the firm’s lawyers as a possible instance of evidence spoliation and grounds for dismissal of the ex-associate’s claims.

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