Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP’s client was an Ohio lawyer handling a securities matter in Illinois as the plaintiffs’ attorney.
The Cook County chancery judge dismissed the case for perceived pretrial submission violations, but was later reversed on appeal for abusing her discretion. On remand, following the client’s dismissal by the plaintiffs, the chancery defendant renewed its request for sanctions. The chancery judge entered only one sanction; she awarded $63,205.00 in attorney’s fees to the chancery defendants for their original alleged trial preparation. Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP prevailed in a second appeal and the entire sanction award against the Ohio attorney was vacated.