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Plaintiff as Chapter 7 Trustee for the bankruptcy estate of CMGT, Inc. filed suit against Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw, LLP, Ronald Given and Charles W. Trautner for legal malpractice. Plaintiff alleged that Mayer Brown advised CMGT not to respond to Spehar Capital\'s motion for TRO. As a result, Spehar obtained a TRO and later a default judgment against CMGT for $17 million. Spehar then used the $17 million default judgment to file an involuntary petition for bankruptcy against CMGT.

Plaintiff: David Grochocinski
Defendant: Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP and Ronald B Given
Case Number: 1:2006cv05486
Filed: October 10, 2006
Court: Illinois Northern District Court
Office: Chicago Office
County: Cook
Presiding Judge: Virginia M. Kendall
Nature of Suit: Contract: Other
Cause of Action: 28:1441 Petition for Removal
Jury Demanded By: None

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Date Filed#Document Text
October 17, 2011 255 Opinion or Order of the Court WRITTEN Opinion entered by the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 10/17/2011: For these reasons, the Court orders Joyce to pay Mayer Brown $10,712.34 in attorneys' fees and $1,438.58 in costs connection with the Grochocinski deposition, as well as $24,984.90 in attorneys' fees to brief the motion for sanctions, for a total of $37,135.82. [ For further details see written opinion.] Mailed notice (hp, )
June 30, 2011 247 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 6/30/2011.(tsa, )
February 14, 2011 215 Opinion or Order of the Court WRITTEN Opinion entered by the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 2/14/2011: The Court denies Grochocinskis Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction. Grochocinski shall respond to the Defendants Motion for Sanctions by February 28, 2011, and the Defendants shall reply by March 7, 2011. Entered by the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 2/14/2011. Mailed notice(tsa, )
February 3, 2011 214 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 2/3/2011.(tsa, )
March 31, 2010 171 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 3/31/2010:Mailed notice(jms, )
November 6, 2007 69
Plaintiff's Request to Admit to Defendant Ronald B. Given by David Grochocinski (Carroll, Robert)
October 30, 2007 67
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing held. For the reasons stated on the record in open court, motion for reconsideration 50 is denied. Discovery regarding "unclean hands" ordered closed by 1/28/2008. Any motion for summary judgment shall be filed by 2/28/2008. Responses due by 3/28/2008. Replies due by 4/11/2008. Mailed notice (gmr, )
October 25, 2007 66
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing set for 10/30/2007 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (gmr, )
October 16, 2007 65
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing held on 10/16/2007. Mailed notice (gmr, )
October 9, 2007 64
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing set for 10/16/2007 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice (gmr, )
September 26, 2007 63
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Oral argument held on 9/26/2007. Motion for reconsideration 50 is taken under advisement. Mailed notice (gmr, )
September 21, 2007 62
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Plaintiff's motion for leave to cite additional previously unavailable authority during oral argument 60 is granted. Mailed notice (gmr, )
September 18, 2007 61
NOTICE of Motion by Robert D Carroll for presentment of motion for leave to file60 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 9/26/2007 at 10:00 AM. (Carroll, Robert)
September 6, 2007 59
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :By agreement of counsel, Oral Argument set for 9/13/2007 is stricken and reset to 9/26/2007 at 10:00 AM. Mailed notice (gmr, )
September 5, 2007 58
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Motion to strike 55 is denied. The presentment date of 9/6/2007 for said motion is hereby stricken. Oral argument set for 9/13/2007 at 10:00 AM. Said hearing is set for 30 minutes (15 minutes per side). Mailed notice (gmr, )
August 30, 2007 56
NOTICE of Motion by Robert D Carroll for presentment of motion to strike55 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 9/6/2007 at 09:00 AM. (Carroll, Robert)
August 23, 2007 54
REPLY by Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, Ronald B Given to response in opposition to motion, 53, MOTION by Defendants Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, Ronald B Given for reconsideration regarding order on motion to dismiss, text entry48, memorandum opinion and order49 and/or for other relief50 (Novack, Stephen)
August 9, 2007 53
RESPONSE by David Grochocinskiin Opposition to MOTION by Defendants Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, Ronald B Given for reconsideration regarding order on motion to dismiss, text entry48, memorandum opinion and order49 and/or for other relief50 (Carroll, Robert)
July 19, 2007 52
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Motion hearing held. Briefing schedule regarding motion for reconsideration and motion for relief 50 set as follows: Responses due by 8/9/2007. Replies due by 8/23/2007. The Court will rule by mail.Mailed notice (gmr, )
July 13, 2007 51
NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Novack for presentment of motion for reconsideration, motion for relief,, 50 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 7/19/2007 at 09:00 AM. (Novack, Stephen)
June 28, 2007 49 Opinion or Order of the Court
MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order Signed by Judge Virginia M. Kendall on 6/28/2007:Mailed notice(gmr, )
June 25, 2007 47
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing held and continued to 12/31/2007 at 09:00 AM. Fact Discovery ordered closed by 12/21/2007. Expert Discovery ordered closed by 2/7/2008. Any dispositive motions shall be filed by 3/7/2008. Responses due by 4/7/2008. Replies due by 4/21/2008. The Court will rule by mail.Mailed notice (gmr, )
June 13, 2007 46
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :At the Court's direction, status hearing set for 6/18/2007 is stricken and reset to 6/25/2007 at 09:00 AM.Mailed notice (gmr, )
June 12, 2007 45
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Pursuant to the Notice of Rule 41(a)(1)(I) Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice, Defendant Charles W.Trautner is hereby dismissed without prejudice. Mailed notice (hp, )
June 8, 2007 44
NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by David Grochocinski (Carroll, Robert)
May 11, 2007 43
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :At the Court's direction, status hearing set for 6/11/2007 is stricken and reset to 6/18/2007 at 09:00 AM.Mailed notice (gmr, )
April 17, 2007 40
ALIAS Summons one Original and one copy on Issued as to Charles W. Trautner. (hp, )
April 9, 2007 38
NOTICE of Motion by Robert D Carroll for presentment of extension of time37 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 4/17/2007 at 09:00 AM. (Carroll, Robert)
March 28, 2007 36
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Status hearing held and continued to 5/16/2007 at 09:00 AM. Counsel shall file position papers as discussed on the record by 4/18/2007.Mailed notice (gmr, )
March 14, 2007 35
ALIAS Summons Issued as to Charles W Trautner. (td, )
March 7, 2007 34
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :At the Court's direction, status hearing set for 3/14/2007 is stricken and reset to 3/28/2007 at 09:00 AM.Mailed notice (gmr, )
February 8, 2007 33
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Motion hearing held. Motion for extension of time to serve Defendant Charles W. Trautner 30 is granted to and including 4/9/2007.Mailed notice (gmr, )
February 7, 2007 32
REPLY by Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, Ronald B Given to MOTION by Defendants Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, Ronald B Given to dismiss15 (Novack, Stephen)
February 2, 2007 31
NOTICE of Motion by Robert D Carroll for presentment of extension of time30 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 2/8/2007 at 09:00 AM. (Carroll, Robert)
January 19, 2007 29
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Motion for extension of time to file reply brief 27 is granted to and including 2/7/2007. Motion for leave to file excess pages 27 is granted to 26 pages. Status hearing set for 2/22/2007 is stricken and reset to 3/14/2007 at 9:00 AM.Mailed notice (gmr, )
January 16, 2007 28
NOTICE of Motion by Steven J. Ciszewski for presentment of motion for extension of time to file, motion for leave to file excess pages,, 27 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 1/22/2007 at 09:00 AM. (Ciszewski, Steven)
January 10, 2007 26
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Motion for leave to file excess pages 23 is granted to 26 pages. The presentment date of 1/11/2007 for said motion is hereby stricken.Mailed notice (gmr, )
December 19, 2006 21
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall :Motion for extension of time to file response/reply regarding MOTION by Defendants Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, Ronald B Given to dismiss15 19 is granted as follows: Responses due by 1/5/2007. Replies due by 1/24/2007. The Court will rule by mail. Status hearing set for 1/30/2007 is stricken and reset to 2/22/2007 at 9:00 AM.Mailed notice (gmr, )
December 15, 2006 20
NOTICE of Motion by Robert D Carroll for presentment of motion for extension of time to file response/reply19 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 12/21/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Carroll, Robert)
December 4, 2006 18
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Briefing schedule as to motion to dismiss15 set as follows: Responses due by 12/19/2006. Replies due by 12/29/2006. The Court will rule by mail. The presentment date of 12/5/2006 for said motion is hereby stricken. Status hearing set for 1/30/2007 at 9:00 AM. Mailed notice (gmr, )
November 30, 2006 17
NOTICE of Motion by Stephen Novack for presentment of motion to dismiss15 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 12/5/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Novack, Stephen)
November 27, 2006 13
MINUTE entry before Judge Virginia M. Kendall : Unopposed motion for leave to file twenty-page brief 10 is granted. The presentment date of 11/28/2006 for said motion is hereby stricken. Mailed notice (gmr, )
November 21, 2006 12
Amended NOTICE of Motion by Mitchell L. Marinello for presentment of motion for leave to file excess pages10 before Honorable Virginia M. Kendall on 11/28/2006 at 09:00 AM. (Marinello, Mitchell)
October 20, 2006 9
2 SUMMONS and 2 copies Issued as to Defendants Ronald B Given, Charles W Trautner (vmj, )
October 17, 2006 8
ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff David Grochocinski by Edward T. Joyce (Joyce, Edward)
October 10, 2006 4
ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP by Steven J. Ciszewski (vmj, )

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