Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
John J. Wilson argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were Roger J. Whiteford and Hubert A. Schneider.
Solicitor General Rankin argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Assistant Attorney General Townsend, David Schwartz, Sidney B. Jacoby, Paul E. McGraw and Ernest S. Carsten.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court.
The question before us is whether, in the circumstances of this case, the District Court erred in dismissing, with prejudice, a complaint in a civil action as to a plaintiff that had failed to comply fully with a pretrial production order.
This issue comes to us in the context of an intricate litigation. Section 5 (b) of the Trading with the Enemy Act, 40 Stat. 415, as amended, 50 U. S. C. App. §...
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