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Lowry and Ebert Obtain Dismissal in Case of “Staged” Auto Accident

November 3, 2017

Michael Lowry (Partner-Las Vegas) represented a national car parts distributor and retailer in a lawsuit arising from a rear-end accident involving the distributor’s pickup used for delivering parts and the claimants' vehicle. The employee driver and the sole independent witness completed statements indicating the accident was staged. Amanda Ebert (Associate-Las Vegas) obtained written discovery responses from the plaintiffs. Then she noticed that on two occasions the claimants’ attorney appeared for video-recorded depositions, but they did not, resulting in two non-appearances being entered. The attorney then moved to withdraw while Amanda moved to dismiss the case for failure to participate in discovery. The plaintiffs never appeared to contest the motion and the case was dismissed.

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