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In re All Asbestor Litigation, 1-06-2163, 1-06-2691

An order by the court compelling appellants to comply with a motion to compel additional discovery and finding them in "friendly contempt" and citing one dollar to appellants' counsel is reversed and the case remanded where: 1) appellee's discovery requests is overbroad and does not comply with the discovery rules and related limitations provided in case management order No. 18; and 2) the citation of friendly contempt is vacated since it was neither contumacious nor did it subject the court to disdain or scorn.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/05/2008
  • Published 06/11/2008

Judges

Court

  • Appellate Court of Illinois

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, of Peoria (Karen L. Kendall, of counsel), for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Cooney and Conway, of Chicago (Kathy Byrne, of counsel), for Appellee.