Spoliation mars Kroger's defense

Jury awards $2.3M to slip-and-fall victim after judge finds company destroyed video of accident

, Daily Report

A Gwinnett County State Court jury last week awarded $2.3 million to a man who was hurt slipping in a Kroger grocery, which saw its defense struck after a judge concluded the company destroyed a video of the accident.Gwinnett County State Court Judge Joseph C. Iannazzone ruled in December that Kroger "spoliated evidence" and "acted in bad faith in failing to preserve the evidence and manipulating evidence to excuse its actions.

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