The lawsuit has been going on since May 2017. The attorneys in the Civil Litigation department at CLCMA have represented AMP at each step, supported by funding from MLFA’s donors. Now, for the first time, the Boims have to back up their allegations against AMP and its officers with facts and discovery responses — something they have not yet had to do during the previous six years of this litigation.
During a court hearing on May 3, 2023, the federal Magistrate Judge McShain in Chicago granted many of our attorneys’ motions and ordered the Boims to answer discovery and to prove their case. Among the obligations the Boims must now meet, spelled out in the court order, they have to sort through the sixty boxes of documents they claim “may” be relevant in their lawsuit against AMP. And the plaintiffs need to identify the relevant documents, something they tried to push off on our attorneys to do. They also have to copy and produce those relevant documents at their own cost, even though they tried to have AMP bear the cost for that. And, the Boims and their attorneys are not allowed to wait until the end of discovery in this case to answer the questions sent by our legal division’s attorneys – despite their efforts to stall at providing any real answers by only responding that “investigation continues.” Six years into this case, they should have completed their investigation of the allegations into their own claims. Now, they need to show the proof.
As the case moves forward, the attorneys in MLFA’s legal division will continue to represent AMP, protect its rights, and make sure the Boims need to prove each and every allegation they make against this Muslim nonprofit.