United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division
June 15, 2004.
JOHN DANIELS, et al., Plaintiffs,
WAYNE BURSEY, et al., Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: MATHEW KENNELLY, District Judge
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
On May 19, 2004, the Court entered an order directing John
Koresko V, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, and Richard Order,
one of the attorneys for a group of the defendants, to show cause
why they should not be sanctioned for their personal attacks on
each other made in documents filed with the Court. See Daniels
v. Bursey, No. 03 C 1550, 2004 WL 1144046 (N.D. Ill. May 19,
2004). Both Mr. Koresko and Mr. Order have made submissions in
response to the motion.
The Court declines to impose any further sanction upon either
attorney. Though both Mr. Koresko and Mr. Order have provided a
justification for their actions, both appear to acknowledge that
their written comments that prompted the Court's criticism were
inappropriate, and both have vowed to avoid similar conduct as
the case progresses. Under the circumstances, the Court finds
that the "warning" that was, in effect, administered by the
Court's May 19 ruling, is a sufficient response to counsel's
For the reasons stated above, the rule to show cause issued to
John Koresko V and Richard Order is discharged.
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