No. 76-1293.

587 F.2d 885 (1978)

Dr. Milton MARGOLES, M. D., Plaintiff-Appellant. v. Alida JOHNS and The Journal Company, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided December 5, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Wayne B. Giampietro, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellant.

James P. Brody, Milwaukee, Wis., for defendants-appellees.

Before CASTLE, Senior Circuit Judge, and CUMMINGS and PELL, Circuit Judges.

PELL, Circuit Judge.

This is an appeal from an order dismissing a diversity slander action for willful failure to obey the court's orders that the plaintiff produce documents and from an order denying relief from the judgment of dismissal. The issues on appeal are 1) whether the district court abused its discretion in dismissing the plaintiff's cause of action for failure to produce documents for discovery when that production was not refused but was only tardy, 2...

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