United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Mohammed brought this pro se suit against Naperville
Community School District 203 and two of its officials,
alleging that they falsely reported him to the Illinois
Department of Children and Family Services
(“DCFS”) for committing child abuse. Doc. 1-1.
Defendants have moved for inherent authority sanctions. Doc.
98. After reviewing the motion, the court ordered Mohammed to
show cause why it should not invoke its inherent authority to
dismiss this case with prejudice due to his serious and
repeated misconduct, which the order identified. Doc. 102;
see Ayoubi v. Dart, 640 Fed.Appx. 524, 528 (7th Cir.
2016) (“Before exercising its inherent authority to
sanction misconduct, a court must notify the litigant of the
specific misdeed that is the basis for possible sanction and
allow the litigant an opportunity to respond.”).
Mohammed filed two responses, Docs. 103, 111, addressed the
matter in open court, Doc. 112, and then filed a third
response, Doc. 116. Given the egregiousness and persistence
of his litigation misconduct, this case is dismissed with
relevant facts are undisputed, consisting of various emails
that Mohammed sent and phone calls that he made to
Defendants' attorneys. Several examples follow. The
grammatical, spacing, and spelling errors are Mohammed's.
25, 2019. In response to a direct but
professional email from defense counsel asking that he not
yell at her law firm's staff, Mohammed wrote: “Do
whatever you like. This fuckin email is equivalent to the
dirt of my shoes.I will also present a Motion for Sanctions
against both of you. Just think that the process to get your
ass sued has just started. I am taking this email as a
threat.” Doc. 98-4.
15, 2019. Mohammed sent an email to defense
counsel with the subject line “Cry Babies” and
with a photograph of a crying baby and a string of crying
baby emojis in the body. Doc. 98-6.
18, 2019. In response to an email from defense
counsel seeking proposed revisions to a draft joint status
report, Mohammed wrote: “I will when I have time. There
is no urgency and there is no Life and Death situation. Sit
with some patience. Don't behave like you are some kind
of a lawyer like Kathleen Zellner. FG [the initials of one of
defense counsel] go ahead and file Motion for Sanctions
against me. Also get prepared to drag your backsides to
United States Senate Judiciary Committee.” Doc. 98-7 at
22, 2019. Mohammed sent defense counsel an
email with a link to a YouTube video titled “The Depo
From Hell: With Chaos, Blood and Violence, ” which was
also the content of the email's subject line. Doc. 98-10;
see https://youtu.be/A6KC2UNawYY (Mohammed's
direct link to the YouTube video). Mohammed wrote in the
email's body: “I don't know why but I get a
kick when I watch this video.” Doc 98-10.
4, 2019. Mohammed wrote this email to defense
counsel: “All your Interrogatories and production of
Documents are just harassment and I trashed it in a
[illegible emoji] in my kitchen. Further Interrogatories and
production of Documents has caused me immense mental injury
which will now result in a fresh round of complaints in
various courts, administrative agencies etc.” Doc.
5, 2019. Mohammed sent this email to defense
counsel: “These lame ass interrogatories had added more
Counts and more Defendants to my impending Lawsuit. Harass me
at cost of more Lawsuits, Charges, Administrative Complaints,
Complaints to United States Senate Judiciary Committee, IDHR
etc. I have the whole lot ................ the whole lot
........................ the whole lot
...................................... at my disposal.”
6, 2019. Mohammed sent this email to defense
counsel: “You ran away after the hearing like a coward.
After the next hearing meet me in the cafeteria, I will give
you a 45 minutes lecture on manners which your parents never
taught you. Anyhow both of you are Ill. mannered but it's
not your fault, it's your parents fault, who did not
disciplined you guys when the time was there to discipline
you. Now nothing can be done as the time has passed and we
the society and the community as a whole have to put up with
you guys.” Doc. 98-13. Then, in a comment directed to a
defense counsel whom Mohammed apparently believes is of
Iranian descent, he wrote: “The Iranis I know are very
good people with great manners but I don't know what kind
of an Irani you are, you are bringing disgrace to your
community. Shameless Creatures and an utter disgrace to the
whole human race itself. Have a Good Night.”
9, 2019. Mohammed sent this email to defense
counsel: “I noticed that FG [again, the initials of one
of defense counsel] has III as suffix to his name like he is
an heir apparent to British Throne. Shameless Creatures.
Scumbags. Scourge of the Society. A bane to our Society. This
email should raise the heat by few notches.” Doc.
8, 2019. Mohammed sent an email (in context,
ominously so) to defense counsel with the subject line:
“How is life treating you?”, with only
“????” in the body. Doc. 98-16.
10, 2019. Two days later, Mohammed sent another
email that concluded like this: “I do not know why FG
is not coming for hearings, maybe he is a milksop [illegible
emoji]. If FG appears for the next hearing, do not runaway
like a sissy after the hearing, I need to talk to you.”
Doc. 98-18; see Merriam-Webster's Collegiate