Legislation.com Litigation Trendspotter: Spate of Surveillance Video Spoliation Rulings Maintain Arduous Classes for Defendants and Plaintiffs Alike

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Credit: Martin Muransky

Expropriation decisions by state and federal courts across the country last year show the harsh consequences for defendants who fail to keep video evidence in slip-and-fall cases – and for plaintiffs who fail to properly raise the issue of expropriation before trial.

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State and federal courts in Pennsylvania and Texas have cracked down on defendants believed to have stolen surveillance videos in injury cases in recent months, imposing sanctions that would allow the jury to reach a negative conclusion based on the lack of evidence pull.

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