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Synonyms for spoliate

to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

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At the end of the day, this is the case of the 'gang that couldn't spoliate straight.
The evidence of a regular policy at EchoStar of "deep-sixing" nettlesome documents and records (and of management's efforts to avoid their creation in the first instance) was found to be "overwhelming" evidence of intent to spoliate.
United States, the Ninth Circuit Court held that the government did not spoliate evidence because it did not foresee litigation when it destroyed documents.
During the course of the case, Judge Whyte found Rambus did not spoliate evidence as Hynix had alleged, and a jury found Rambus patents valid and infringed by Hynix.
Obviously, as in the Century case, a party spoliates evidence when litigation has started and he or she destroys records that he has been requested to produce.