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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Chicago lawyer jailed

Saw this piece about a young lawyer sentenced to 14 days in jail for contempt of court. Anyone know more about it? I see the Judge is Pamela Hill Veal in Cook Municipal One. So it's the Daley Center arbitration call or collections or forcible entry and detainer maybe? Well, she got out after a day so at least her/lawyer's Memorial Day weekend wasn't impacted.

2 Comments:

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Chicago Deposit Law said...

I've heard of Judge Veal putting a few people in the lockup for contempt. I think it's generally justified; she's in 1102 w/ a lot of pro se collection defendants and other litigants who shoot off their mouth at the wrong time

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Thomas Westgard said...

Pamela Hill Veal was just the subject of an opinion ripping her for excessive use of contempt proceedings. They looked only at one particular event, but maybe they were aware that there's a pattern here.

Here's the opinion.

 

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