Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Church v. Emerson Electric Co.
- Case Date: 7/1/2002
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On November 13, 2002, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a large tort judgment in a case in which the plaintiff destroyed key evidence that prevented the defendant from mounting an effective defense. The decision was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging the court to hold that sanctions should be imposed on a party to litigation whenever he is responsible for the destruction of relevant evidence and the opposing party is prejudiced thereby. The court affirmed the lower court decision without explanation in a one-sentence order.
|Loss. Petition for U.S. Supreme Court review denied on June 2, 2003.|
More Information and Downloads:
|7/1/2002: Download the Brief|
|Press Release: Court Urged To Impose Sanctions On Parties That Destroy Evidence|