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National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois March 2000

The Honorable Judge rebuked the defendant attorneys for Health Care Plan for filing a motion for summary judgment in a race discrimination brought by Uche Asonye.

Before defendant filed the motion, Asonye had asked the judge to allow the parties to make submissions to chambers to determine whether a summary judgment motion was appropriate. After reviewing the material, the judge advised defendant against filing the motion, but defendant did so anyway.

The motion was so “ill-considered” and filled with “self-hypnosis” with respect to the evidence, the judge stated, that sanctions against the defendant’s counsel might be warranted-even if the case went to trial and plaintiff lost.

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