Plaintiff sued for damages and loss of profits caused by the unlawful acts of the defendant beginning in January, 1937. Under rule 34 of the new federal rules the defendant moved that the court order the plaintiff to produce its books showing the company's commercial results for the period prior to January 1, 1936; its duplicate federal income tax returns for the years 1934 to 1938; and all copies of statements furnished to any bank or credit company over a period of some five years. Held, motion granted in regard to books of account and duplicate income tax returns since both were relevant and material to computation of losses claimed, but motion for blanket inspection of all copies of credit statements was denied since it did not refer to designated documents containing information material or relevant, or reasonably expected to become material on the trial. Connecticut Importing Co. v. Continental Distilling Corp., (D. C. Conn. 1940) 1 F. R. D. 190.
William C. Wetherbee Jr.,
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