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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Shelton v. Ernst & Young, LLP
Citation:143 F. Supp. 2d 982 (N.D. Ill. 2001)
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Shelton (Plaintiff), an African-American male, filed a complaint against his former employer Ernst & Young, alleging employment discrimination and breach of contract after his employment was terminated. The defendants’ counsel sent Shelton a letter, explaining that many of his claims were groundless and likely in violation of Rule 11. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(1), arguing that the court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction. They also filed a motion for sanctions, arguing that the plaintiff had filed a groundless lawsuit.
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