13 March 2017

Destroying Evidence Is Expensive

I'm pretty sure that the attorney malpractice policy of the law firm for Boeing won't even begin to cover a the $1,200,000,000 sanction award it received for destroying documents in a dispute over the award of a major government contract.  Presumably, the sanction is payable to the company that lost the competition for the Air Force contract.

Of course, it goes without saying that Boeing will attempt to appeal the judge's decision.
An Alabama federal judge on Thursday granted a sanctions bid against Boeing, invoking the Joni Mitchell song "Big Yellow Taxi" in an order finding the company intentionally destroyed documents related to its long-running dispute with defunct Alabama Aircraft Industries over a $1.2 billion U.S. Air Force contract.
Via a Law360 newslettter.

1 comment:

andrew said...

On reflection it isn't obvious that the sanction amount is $1.2 billion. Perhaps it is the amount of the contract and the sanction could have been less. The wording was ambiguous.