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Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Dismissal Of Two Insurance Claim Suits Due To Plaintiff/Insured’s Failure To Comply With Discovery Orders

Tyrone Smith v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, two different lawsuits filed by Tyrone Smith, the first for $189,000 in allegedly stolen jewelry and the second a claim for no fault benefits from an auto accident plus collision damage for the plaintiff’s Corvette. After several discovery motions and hearings in which the federal magistrate ordered the plaintiff to respond to discovery requests, we filed a motion to dismiss for the plaintiff’s failure to comply with the court’s discovery orders, which was granted and both cases were dismissed with prejudice.