Sibbach v. Wilson & Co.

312 U.S. 1 (1941)


Sibbach (P) brought an action for bodily injury against Wilson (D). P sued in Illinois District Court for damages suffered in an accident in Indiana. D denied the charges and asked for a court order for P to submit to a physical examination in accordance with Rule 35. It was ordered, and P refused. D asked for contempt, and it was granted. P claimed that Indiana does not allow such an order and appealed. The court of appeals affirmed the Rule 35 order for a physical examination. It was submitted for review to the Supreme Court.