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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Brown v. Columbia Sussex (ND Ind., Simon), a 22-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:

The underlying litigation in this case concerns a host of plaintiffs-appellants’ civil rights and breach of contract claims against defendantsappellees— the owners of Baton Rouge Marriott and an individual employee of the Marriott (collectively, “Marriott”) . Throughout the pre-trial discovery of this litigation, 224 of the 268 plaintiffs continually missed both formal and informal deadlines. As a result, all but 44 of the plaintiffs had their claims dismissed by the district court as a discovery sanction pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 37(b). Appellants constitute 53 of the 224 unattentive plaintiffs. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the district court’s dismissal of appellants’ claims.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 15, 2011 11:14 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions