Yahui Song, Ph.D. v. Regents of the U of M, et al


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Roger L. Wollman, Pasco M. Bowman and Raymond W. Gruender (UNPUBLISHED); Denying all pending motions [3972524-2] [3959421-2] [3959421-3] [3957455-2] [3954638-2] [4022121] [12-2225]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 12-2225 ___________________________ Yahui Song, Ph.D. lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant v. Regents of the University of Minnesota; L. James Nixon, M.D.; Barbara K. Patrick, M.D.; Sheila M. Specker, M.D.; Theodore R. Thompson, M.D.; Kathleen V. Watson, M.D.; John Does 1-15 lllllllllllllllllllll Defendants - Appellees -----------------------------The Rutherford Institute lllllllllllllllllllllAmicus on Behalf of Appellant ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis ____________ Submitted: April 2, 2013 Filed: April 5, 2013 [Unpublished] ____________ Before WOLLMAN, BOWMAN, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges. ____________ Appellate Case: 12-2225 Page: 1 Date Filed: 04/05/2013 Entry ID: 4022121 PER CURIAM. Yahui Song appeals the judgment of the District Court1 granting defendants’ motion to dismiss her civil action under Rule 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure after she failed to comply with an earlier order granting defendants’ motion to compel discovery and admonishing her that noncompliance could result in dismissal. Following careful review, we find no abuse of discretion. See In re O’Brien, 351 F.3d 832, 836, 839–40 (8th Cir. 2003) (standard of review; in context of Rule 37 motions, court may find willful disobedience sufficient to support dismissal when party employs delay tactics and disregards court orders). Accordingly, we affirm for the reasons provided by the District Court. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. We also deny all of the pending motions. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota. -2- Appellate Case: 12-2225 Page: 2 Date Filed: 04/05/2013 Entry ID: 4022121

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