The Honorable Judge rebuked the attorneys for the Insurance Company for filing a motion for summary judgment in a race discrimination brought by Uche Asonye. Plaintiff v. Insurance Complany Health Plan, Inc.
Before defendant filed the motion, Asonye had asked the judge to allow the parties to make submissions to chambers to determine whether a summary judgment motion was appropriate. After reviewing the material, the judge advised defendant against filing the motion, but defendant did so anyway.
The motion was so ill-considered and filled with self-hypnosis with respect to the evidence, the judge stated, that sanctions against the defendants counsel might be warranted-even if the case went to trial and plaintiff lost.