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Lowry and Pattillo Obtain Dismissal of Case in Which Claimant Never Completed the Process to Open Discovery

March 23, 2021

Michael Lowry (Partner-Las Vegas, NV) and Jonathan Pattillo (Associate-Las Vegas, NV) were retained by a national department store to defend against a lawsuit alleging store security had falsely imprisoned and injured a customer. The customer was criminally convicted of shoplifting at the store, but still insisted that he had been wrongly detained and falsely imprisoned by store security. The claimant filed multiple motions with the Eighth Judicial District Court seeking to expand the store's liability, but never completed the process to open discovery. When confronted with a motion to dismiss for not timely opening discovery, the claimant blamed delays due to COVID-19, but the court pointed to the multiple motions he had been able to file despite the pandemic. The court then granted the motion to dismiss.

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