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DOJ Arrests Former BP Engineer on Charges of Deleting Text Messages in Violation of Multiple Legal Hold Instructions

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of a former BP engineer, Kurt Mix, on “charges of intentionally destroying evidence requested by federal criminal authorities investigating the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon disaster.” Mix worked on BP’s efforts to stop the flow of oil at Deepwater Horizon and, according to DOJ, in that … Continue Reading

Is “double-deletion” of e-mail evidence of conspiracy, spoliation, or legitimate activity?

The recent e-book price fixing lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against Apple and individual book publishers includes allegations that the publishers recognized the “illicit nature” of their communications because they “took steps to conceal their communications with one another, including instructions to ‘double delete’ email…” Conspiracy allegations aside, DOJ’s cloak-and-dagger allegations belie … Continue Reading
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