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Chicago IP Litigation Tracking Northern District of Illinois IP Cases

Case Dismissed for Rule 22 Violations

Posted in Trial

Brown-Younger v. LULU Press, Inc., No. 12 C 1979, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. various dates) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur issued a series of opinions in this copyright case.  The following were of particular note:

  • Plaintiff’s motion for criminal sanctions was denied for failure to comply with LPR 5.2 because plaintiff’s motion was single-spaced.  Furthermore, it was the U.S. Attorney’s role to seek criminal sanctions, not the Court’s.
  • The Court ordered plaintiff to show cause why plaintiff’s complaint should not be dismissed for Rule 11 violations.
  • Because plaintiff did not meet the Court’s deadline to show cause why Rule 11 had not been violated, the Court dismissed the case.  The Court also invited defendants to seek other sanctions that they may believe were appropriate.
  • The Court would not recuse itself and was not required to by plaintiff’s request.