Pennsylvania Superior Court Addresses Spoliation of Evidence Standards (Non-Precedential)
In a recent decision listed as “non-precedential” in the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.
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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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