Robert J. Will Comments on a Magistrate Judge’s Authority to Dismiss a Case

Lewis Rice member Robert J. Will was consulted for explanation of a case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in the latest ABA Litigation News article, "Magistrate May Not Dismiss Without Consent of Unserved Defendant." The article details the scenarios in which a magistrate judge may not dismiss a case due to unserved defendants and calls attention to the importance of clearly defining "party."

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Bob Will advises clients on matters related to class action litigation, trust and estate litigation, professional liability, and condemnation. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Bob is cochair of the ABA Section of Litigation's Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee.