Extract from Julian Neiser’s article “Avoiding Spoliation of Evidence is an Ongoing Obligation”
Destruction of evidence can be fatal in any lawsuit, but it is especially troubling in construction defect disputes. It’s always important to allow an opponent and their expert the opportunity to inspect premises and review the alleged defects.
A recent Pennsylvania appellate decision highlights the need to do more than just allow a site visit in a defect case. It also drives home the need for clients to advise counsel of any repairs or changes to work at issue in a lawsuit.