The Chief Financial Officer of a manufacturing company was terminated and initiated civil litigation for improper termination. A forensic examination of the ex-employees laptop and desktop computers revealed that the ex-employee spent a vast majority of his working time viewing Internet pornography web sites. This information proved beneficial in convincing the ex-employee he should drop his civil litigation.

Despite this, the principal had however remained the same and was confirmed to be the person with whom our client had been dealing. When a comprehensive asset trace was conducted on this individual it was discovered that the principal did not own his residence, but rented in Germany and had been doing so for the better part of two decades. There were no bank accounts listed for the subject or his wife in Germany and the bank account listed for his company was virtually empty. The subject and his business had clearly prepared for this eventuality, and on paper at least were essentially without substance.

Whilst there were further options to consider, our client took a careful look at the whole picture and decided that the time and costs involved in pursuing the case were not worth it for the loss incurred and the probable returns. The clients wisely chose to cut their losses and move on.