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Preclusion Order

A court sanction that prevents a party who has not complied with a direction to supply information in the discovery stage of a lawsuit from later supporting or challenging designated claims or defenses related to the facts that he or she withheld.

Rule 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governs the granting of preclusion orders in actions brought in federal courts.

A sample preclusion order

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Civil Procedure.

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