Del. Chancellor Decries Worst Spoliation She's Ever Seen

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By Leslie A. Pappas (March 16, 2022, 6:55 PM EDT) — Calling it the worst case of evidence destruction she had ever seen, Delaware Chancery Court’s top judge on Wednesday ordered an evidentiary trial on BDO USA LLP’s request to sanction rival consulting firm EverGlade Global Inc. for its alleged role in covering up evidence of a defamatory social media campaign.

Delaware Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick said the apparent full-scale wiping of browsing history, permanent deletion of computer files and complete factory resets on multiple EverGlade laptops was “extraordinarily egregious” and had destroyed “crucial evidence” that BDO should have had to make its case.

“This is the worst case of spoliation…

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