Digging for evidence

December 30, 2013

  • 170A Federal Civil Procedure
  • 170AXVII Judgment
  • 170AXVII(C) Summary Judgment
  • 170AXVII(C)3 Proceedings
  • 170Ak2542 Evidence
  • 170Ak2544 k. Burden of Proof.

170A Federal Civil ProcedureParty opposing motion for summary judgment has burden to direct district court to evidence which allegedly raises issue of fact; district courts are not archaeologists and, thus, need not excavate masses of papers in search of revealing tidbits.

Northwestern Nat. Ins. Co. v. Baltes, 15 F.3d 660 C.A.7 (Wis.) 1994