United States District Court, C.D. Illinois
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Jonathan E. Hawley U.S. Magistrate Judge
Court, sua sponte, directs the Plaintiff, Leo
Thomas, to show cause why this case should not be dismissed
with prejudice as a sanction pursuant to Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 37 and the Court's “inherent
authority to rectify abuses to the judicial process.”
Dotson v. Bravo, 321 F.3d 663, 668 (7th
the claims central to the Plaintiff's case is his
allegation that his personal property was destroyed in
retaliation for the exercise of his First Amendment right to
file grievances. During the Plaintiff's deposition, the
Plaintiff testified about the grievance he filed regarding
the destruction of his property, testifying that the
“$40” he received in response to that grievance
“couldn't possibly cover all the property that was
missing. Like -like, five tubes of my paint cost more than
$40. So I then appealed that grievance even though I won it.
I then appealed that grievance and - and here we are. I filed
a lawsuit in regards to it.” (D. 32-2 at ECF pp.
when asked if he had ever filed a lawsuit before, the
Plaintiff stated, “Yes.” (D. 32-2 at ECF p.
8). The following exchange then occurred:
Q. What lawsuits have you filed?
A. A failure to protect.
Q. Where was that out of?
A. It was out of the Central District of Illinois.
Q. No. I'm sorry. Which correctional facility was that
A. It was out of Logan Correctional Center.
Q. And has there been a resolution in that case?
A. Still pending.
Q. Have you filed any other ...