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Missed Deadlines Result in Dismissal as Sanction in Drywall Suit

Dec. 2, 2022, 10:05 PM

Some owners of homes made with defective Chinese-manufactured drywall had their lawsuits dismissed as a sanction against attorneys who failed to follow court orders on submission deadlines and communication between the parties.

James Doyle Sr. and James Doyle Jr.—both of Doyle Law Firm PC—failed to comply with the court’s order to submit joint pretrial stipulations and ignored multiple attempts at conferral, including phone calls and emails, that were required to make the joint filings under an amended scheduling order, Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. said for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Scola rejected ...