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In re Petition of Ford
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
170 F.R.D. 504 (1997)
The father of Sheila Roberts Ford (plaintiff) was shot and killed, allegedly by a member or members of the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office. Ford wanted to bring a lawsuit against someone for the shooting, but did not know the specific facts surrounding the shooting, and thus did not know the appropriate defendant. Ford filed a petition seeking leave to depose Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin in order to determine the facts surrounding her father’s shooting.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thompson, C.J.)
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