Articles From Dana Silver

Willful destruction of documents during civil discovery can lead to criminal obstruction of justice charges By Dana Silver Corporate Law Departments, October 1999 In United States v. Lundwall, 1 F. Supp. 2d 249 (1998), the United States District Court ruled that an alleged violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1503, obstruction of justice, reaches the willful destruction of documents during civil discovery. The statute had never been applied in the context of civil discovery.

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