Federal Judge Vacates Negligence Verdict After Plaintiff Deletes Emails

Mealey's (January 7, 2016, 2:26 PM EST) -- SEATTLE — A federal judge in Washington on Jan. 5 vacated a $21.5 million verdict in a negligence suit on Jan. 5 after finding that a cruise line developed “clear and convincing evidence” that the man who sued it engaged in discovery misconduct by deleting emails (James R. Hausman v. Holland America Line-U.S.A., et al., No. 2:13-cv-00937, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 787).

(Order available. Document #77-160113-016R.)

U.S. Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein of the Western District of Washington granted Holland America Line-U.S.A’s motion vacating the...
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