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Civil Procedure Keyed to Rowe
Acuna v. Brown & Root Inc.
Citation:200 F.3d 335 (5th Cir. 2000)
Acuna (Plaintiff) and other plaintiffs brought suit against Brown & Root Inc. (Defendant) and other companies for personal injuries and property damage arising from defendants’ uranium mining and processing activities. During discovery, the court issued scheduling orders that required the plaintiffs to establish their claims through expert affidavits. Plaintiffs submitted over 1,000 form affidavits from a single expert. The judge found that the affidavits did not comply with the scheduling order and dismissed the case for failure to comply with the order.
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