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Cunningham v. Hamilton County
United States Supreme Court
527 U.S. 198 (1999)
Starcher sued Hamilton County (defendant) for negligence. Starcher’s attorney (the Attorney) failed to properly respond to Hamilton County’s discovery requests. The magistrate judge ordered the Attorney to comply with the requests. The Attorney did not comply, and the magistrate judge imposed sanctions, which were affirmed by the district court. The Attorney was later disqualified. While the case was still ongoing, the Attorney appealed the order imposing sanctions. The court of appeals dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thomas, J.)
Concurrence (Kennedy, J.)
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