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A. Bauer Mech., Inc. v. Joint Arbitration Bd. of the Plumbing Contractors' Ass'n, 06-3936

In an action involving an arbitration judgment, district court's order enforcing the arbitration award is affirmed where: 1) the court did not abuse its discretion in accepting the pleading attached to defendant's motion for judgment on its counterclaim, as the FRCP does not prohibit the court's recognition of a pleading attached to a motion; 2) the court did not abuse its discretion in denying plaintiff's motion to vacate the default judgment, as it was a result of plaintiff's failure to follow the court's order to respond to the answer and counterclaim; and 3) award of attorney's fees was reasonable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/25/2009
  • Published 03/25/2009

Judges

  • WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before MANION, WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Brian S. Brewer (argued), Robert S. Pinzur, Pinzur, Cohen & Kerr, Long Grove, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Douglas A. Lindsay, John William Loseman (argued), Lewis, Overbeck & Furman, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.
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