Fired Teacher Barred From Presenting Spoliated Evidence In Suit Against Employer

Mealey's (February 25, 2016, 12:50 PM EST) -- BALTIMORE — In light of evidence that the plaintiff in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) against her former employer knowingly destroyed relevant computer files, a Maryland federal judge on Feb. 22 adopted a magistrate’s recommendation that the plaintiff receive sanctions in the form of not being permitted to present the disputed evidence at trial (Karen Ericksen v. Kaplan Higher Education LLC, et al., No. 1:14-cv-03106, D. Md.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20819).

(Memorandum order available. Document #68-160310-001R.)

The judge and magistrate both agreed that the...
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