Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pennsylvania Superior Court Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Standards (Non-Precedential)

In a recent decision listed as “non-precedential” in the case of Liberty Mutual v. Sanders, No. 1570 WDA 2015 (Pa. Super. Nov. 29, 2016 Bender, P.J.E., Ransom, J., and Musmanno, J.) (Mem. Op. by Bender, P.J.E.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed the current status of the law of spoliation of evidence in Pennsylvania.   After providing a detailed description of this law, the Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s sanction of precluding the Plaintiff from presenting certain evidence regarding the cause of a fire in a property loss fire damage dispute.  

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.  

I send thanks to Attorney Jeffrey Catanzarite of the Pittsburgh office of Summers, McDonnell, Hudock & Guthrie, P.C. for bringing this case to my attention.

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