In a standard litigation move, our attorneys who have been defending American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and others for over six years now sent notices that they wanted to question the Plaintiffs in a deposition. But Joyce and Stanley Boim, the plaintiffs, said no. And despite suing AMP for over six years so far, they still don’t want to have to answer one key question: “Why?” Why these defendants, entities that didn’t even exist during the life of their earlier lawsuit? And individuals who were not defendants in that suit? Why claim these defendants should pay that judgment?
Now they have to answer those questions. They’ve been hurling accusations against AMP for years, in one-sided litigation where, until now, they had the benefit of the doubt in the courts. But now it’s time for mutual discovery, and they have to prove their claims–not just make unfounded allegations.
And they don’t like it. But the Court recognized today that plaintiffs who make accusations have to literally sit and answer for them. The Boims are no different. And our attorneys look forward to asking them those key questions.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
STANLEY BOIM, et al., Plaintiffs, v. AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE, ET AL., Defendants
Case No. 17 CV 3591
District Judge Wood Magistrate Judge McShain
ORDER Pending before the Court is plaintiffs’ motion for a protective order barring defendants from taking their depositions. .1 The motion is fully briefed. . For the following reasons, the motion is denied.