Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2006
Practice Area:Employment / Labor
Outcome:Won spolitaiton instruction & right to jury trial
Description:A former grand juror brought claims under the Jury System Improvement Act for wrongful termination of his employment while out on jury service. The employer moved for summary judgment and lost. In an important holding, the trial judge determined that the employer had destroyed evidence that it was required to maintain, which would have entitled Mr. Shaffer to a spoliation instruction to the jury had the case proceeded to trial.