Brown-Younger v. LULU, No. 12 C 1979, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 15, 2012) (Shadur, Sen. J.). 

Judge Shadur denied pro se plaintiff’s various motions in this copyright case:

  • The motion seeking appointment of new pro bono was unnecessary.  Having previously held that plaintiff may proceed in forma pauperis, plaintiff’s counsel’s conflict will result in a new appointment.
  • Plaintiff’s substantive motions were denied.  Plaintiff could not have it both ways.  Having had counsel appointed, plaintiff must allow counsel to speak for her.
  • While the Court encourages settlement, the Court would not compel a settlement conference.