Follow Us Subscribers SAVE 30%

Call 855-808-4530 or email [email protected] to receive your discount on a new subscription.

Cybersecurity Evidence Litigation Technology Media and Telecom

You Won’t Know It When You See It: The Challenges of Fabricated Evidence in the Digital Age

How significant is the threat of fabricated digital evidence that can alter the outcome of a case? In today’s wired workplace, it’s considerable.


Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

It was a Perry Mason moment for the Digital Age, and it came on one of the biggest of stages — in the midst of a heated, $1.4 billion lawsuit between two oil giants squaring off in a Fort Worth, TX courtroom in 2015. Moncrief Oil International had sued Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom over an unsuccessful contract to purchase part of a Russian gas field in the late 1990s. Moncrief alleged that it had shared inside information with Gazprom in 2004 about a planned natural gas plant in Texas, and that Gazprom used that information to cut a better deal with Occidental Petroleum, the plant’s manufacturer. Gazprom denied receiving any trade secrets, only to have Moncrief and its lawyers confront them with a 2004 PowerPoint slide deck. A single slide from that presentation, containing a chart from an analysis of natural gas value claim costs prepared by a University of Texas geologist, was the supposed “smoking gun.”

To continue reading,
become a free ALM digital reader

Benefits include:

*May exclude premium content

Read These Next