Brown-Younger v. LULU Press, Inc., No. 12 C 1979, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. various dates) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur issued a series of opinions in this copyright case.  The following were of particular note:

  • Plaintiff’s motion for criminal sanctions was denied for failure to comply with LPR 5.2 because plaintiff’s motion was single-spaced.  Furthermore, it was the U.S. Attorney’s role to seek criminal sanctions, not the Court’s.
  • The Court ordered plaintiff to show cause why plaintiff’s complaint should not be dismissed for Rule 11 violations.
  • Because plaintiff did not meet the Court’s deadline to show cause why Rule 11 had not been violated, the Court dismissed the case. 
  • The Court also invited defendants to seek other sanctions that they may believe were appropriate. The Court would not recuse itself and was not required to by plaintiff’s request.