34 F.3d 1070

34 F.3d 1070

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Danny DOUGLAS, individually and personal representative of
the estate of Betty Douglas, Appellant,
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY; Camilo R. Gomez, M.D.; St. Mary’s
Health Center; Thomas Reardon, M.D.; O. Machke,
M.D.; Appellees,
Eddie BULK, D.O.; Paul Jones, M.D., individually and
severally, Defendants.

No. 94-1525.

United States Court of Appeals,
Eighth Circuit.

Submitted: August 26, 1994.
Filed: August 29, 1994.

Before McMILLIAN, FAGG, and BOWMAN, Circuit Judges.



In this diversity action, Danny Douglas appeals two orders of the District Court1 concerning the imposition of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(a)(4) discovery sanctions and the taxation of costs. Having carefully reviewed the record and the parties’ briefs, we conclude that the District Court did not abuse its discretion in imposing sanctions. See National Hockey League v. Metropolitan Hockey Club, Inc., 427 U.S. 639, 643 (1976) (standard of review). In addition, costs were properly taxed against Douglas. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(1) (“costs other than attorneys’ fees shall be allowed as of course to the prevailing party unless the court otherwise directs”). The District Court’s orders are affirmed without further discussion.


AFFIRMED. See 8th Cir. R. 47B.


The Honorable Catherine D. Perry, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, sitting by consent of the parties pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 636(c) (1988 & Supp. IV)