CCP 2023.030(f) provides that “absent exceptional circumstances, the court shall not impose sanctions on a party or any attorney of a party for failure to provide electronically stored information that has been lost, damaged, altered, or overwritten as the result of the routine, good faith operation of an electronic information system.”  This decision holds that this provision does not shield a party from sanctions if it allows destruction of electronic records after it is objectively on notice that litigation is reasonably foreseeable, meaning litigation is probable and likely to arise from an incident or dispute and not a mere possibility. Here, the school district was not shielded from sanctions for allowing destruction of a videotape of the sexual assault on the plaintiff student as it was reasonably probable that she would sue.