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Slesinger v. Walt Disney Co., B178340

When a plaintiff's deliberate and egregious misconduct makes any sanction other than dismissal inadequate to ensure a fair trial, the trial court has inherent power to impose a terminating sanction.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/25/2007
  • Published 09/25/2007


  • WILLHITE, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, Steven L. Mayer, Steven N. Sherr and Jerome B. Falk, Jr., San Francisco, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • O'Melveny & Myers, Alan Rader, Victor H. Jih,Justin M. Goldstein, Kevin L. Vick and Daniel M. Petrocelli, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent.
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