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Case Law Update: Discovery Violations in Personal Injury Case

Negrete v. National Railroad Passenger Corp, No. 07-3287 (10/27/08) held that the District Court did not abuse discretion in dismissing under Rule 37(b)(2)(A)(v) plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuit as sanction for various discovery violations. Record showed that plaintiff attempted to hide extent of his income and withheld unfavorable portions of his medical records. This personal injury decision will have a great impact on discovery violations.