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Friday, August 17, 2007
Federal Judge Prohibits Law Firm From Accessing 35W Bridge Collapse Site
Minnesota Federal District Judge Patrick Schiltz denied a Minneapolis based personal injury law firm access to the scene where the 35W bridge collapsed. According to reports, Judge Schiltz is requiring the firm to exhaust its administrative remedies by asking regulatory agencies for access before resorting to the Courts. An article on the subject may be viewed at http://www.startribune.com/10204/story/1365136.html. The court's ruling raises the potential that critical evidence regarding the cause of the collapse will be lost. This evidence is critical to people who have been injured by the collapse. Was the Court's ruling correct? Or, should the law firm have been granted access to the site?