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A woman who filed a lawsuit over applesauce is expected to be given a stern dismissal from a US District Court judge after repeatedly failing to comply with his directives in her case.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Nadine Hays scuffled with security officials at the Bob Hope Airport when they tried to inspect a ice chest she was carrying through airport security. Hays said the chest contained applesauce, milk, and cheese for her elderly grandmother.
Security officials say she tussled for the container and at one point struck one of the security officials. She was arrested and charged for the altercation, but the charges were dropped in 2010 after she showed six months of good behavior.
After that, Hays filed a civil suit against dozens of defendants including the Department of Homeland Security and Janet Napolitano. US District Court Judge Patrick Walsh asked her to amend the complaint which she pared down to just 60 defendants.
Attorneys for the TSA have asked the judge to dismiss the case because she has not complied with repeated orders to modify her case.
Hays denies striking the TSA officer saying the videotapes were altered. She also insists on naming the 60 defendants in the case. It is likely then, that Walsh will dismiss her suit.
An earlier suit brought by Hays was dismissed in May.
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