We completely removed our client from a complex, lengthy trial when a former partner destroyed evidence that made a fair trial impossible. Our client, a CPA and a lawyer, was sued for fraud and theft in connection with a failed business relationship. During the lawsuit, it was learned that the plaintiff deleted financial information from the company’s computer system that we believed was crucial to our client’s defense.
We successfully convinced the court that our client would never be able to get a fair trial because of the destroyed evidence. With the jury ready to hear opening statements, the judge dismissed our client from the case, while all of the other parties proceeded through a lengthy trial.
Evan S. Schwartz
Founder of Schwartz, Conroy & Hack