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In re Petition of Sheila Roberts Ford
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
170 F.R.D. 504 (M.D. Ala. 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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