Ex-partner claims “A virus ate it” when ordered to turn over files.
A partner in an information firm left and went into own business. Individual was accused of taking proprietary documents on laptop. Individual produced laptop, along with claim that, while there were missing documents, none were relevant to claims. Additionally, individual claimed that a prolific virus had destroyed documents. Burgess Forensics was engaged and was able to show fabrication of evidence, which individual then admitted in deposition. Individual was sanctioned.
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