The case involved an employment tribunal of an employee of a British based manufacturer who claimed that they had been unfairly dismissed.
The case centered on whether an e-mail had been sent by the employee to his manager. An examination of the computer failed to identify the presence of the e-mail using standard techniques.
However, using specialist forensic techniques, Athena investigators were able to identify the partially deleted e-mail within an area of the hard drive that is not normally accessible.
The evidence was provided and a settlement was then made between both parties.