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Heath v. Terrell County School District

Heath v. Terrell County School District

Case Date: 05/12/2020
Citation: 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 15070
Court Type: Federal Circuit Court
Court: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (11th Cir.)
Judge: Circuit Judge: William Pryor, Jill Pryor, Peter Fay
Rule(s): Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 41(b) and 34

Whether the plaintiff’s discrimination case was properly dismissed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) by the district court for failure of the pro se plaintiff to engage in discovery and produce documents pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34.


The district court properly dismissed the case because the plaintiff failed to¬† (1) prosecute her case, by serving the School District with any written discovery requests, (2) comply with federal and local rules, by timely responding to the School District’s requests to produce the cellphone and notebook, and with the court’s rules, by avoiding ex parte communications, and (3) comply with the court’s scheduling and discovery order.

Relevant Documents:



11th Circuit Opinion- Heath v. Terrell County School District

Heath v. Terrell County School District, Appellee Brief

Heath v. Terrell County School, district court Order of Dismissal

E-Discovery Issues: Discovery Order, Motion to Dismiss, Production Request
E-discovery Tags: Data Retention, Sanctions
E-discovery subjects: Cell phone, Electronically stored information

Published: May 25th, 2020

Category: Uncategorized

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