Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In a qui tam action involving allegations of fraudulent student loan debt collection practices, grant of defendants' motion to dismiss is affirmed as the district court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing the suit with prejudice as a sanction for the willful leaks of a document where: 1) the district court did not clearly err in finding that the "attorneys' eyes only" agreement encompassed the Guarantee Services Agreement; 2) district court did not clearly err in finding that plaintiff's attorney had willfully violated the "attorneys' eyes only" agreement by leaking the Guarantee Services Agreement to unauthorized third parties; and 3) plaintiff's attorney had been given a final warning after pattern of misconduct and had been warned that further misconduct was likely to result in more drastic sanctions.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued May 14, 2009
Decided August 27, 2009