Endencia v. American Psychiatric Association et al
MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order: The Court grants Defendants' motions to dismiss. 8 , 15 , 19 , 24 , and 29 . The requests for sanctions are denied but the Court will refer Ms. Endencia to the Executive Committee of the Northern District o f Illinois for a determination whether she should be classified as a restricted filer. The Court denies Endencia's motions for leave to amend and add defendants. 51 68 . The Clerk is directed to substitute The Board of Trustees of Northern Ill inois University for Zeke Legal Clinic. The Clerk is directed to enter judgment in favor of all the Defendants. Civil case terminated. Signed by the Honorable Mary M. Rowland on 1/11/2022. (See attached Order for further detail.)Mailed notice. (dm, )
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Case No. 21-cv-02360
ASSOCIATION, et al.
Judge Mary M. Rowland
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Frances Endencia, a prolific litigator, owned the Pampered Pet Veterinary
Service, which she says experienced multiple break-ins between 1999 and 2007. After
one such break-in in 2005, she contacted the Streamwood Police. Apparently at the
police department’s recommendation, the Illinois Department of Financial &
Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) required her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
As a result of the evaluation, the IDFPR suspended Endencia’s veterinary license.
Soon after, and seemingly unrelated, Endencia lost custody of her daughter. Endencia
has filed numerous lawsuits in this court stemming from the alleged break-ins, losing
her professional license, and losing custody of her daughter (now an adult). See
Endencia v. Am. Psych. Assoc., et. al., No. 1:19-cv-03161 (N.D. Ill. 2019); Endencia v.
Henry et. al., No. 1:18-cv-05477 (N.D. Ill. 2018); Endencia v. DCFS of Glen Ellyn et.
al., No. 1:18-cv-05476 (N.D. Ill. 2018); Endencia v. IDFPR et. al., No. 1-17-cv-003306
(N.D. Ill. 2017); Endencia v. IDFPR et. al., No. 1:17-cv-02045; Endencia v. ADT, et.
al., No. 1:08-cv-04541 (N.D. Ill. 2008).
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Endencia brings this suit against over twenty defendants essentially
rehashing claims she previously asserted. The defendants who have filed
appearances have filed motion to dismiss and some have requested sanctions against
Endencia. , , , , and . After the motions were fully briefed, Endencia
filed two motions to amend her complaint and requested leave to add new defendants.
,  and . For the reasons explained below, the Court grants Defendants’
motions to dismiss and denies Endencia’s motions for leave to amend.
The Complaint is difficult to follow. Endencia purchased a veterinary practice
from PMH Partners in 1999. Dr. Joel Price, Dr. Joel Price Jr. and Dr. John Coyne
were apparently the previous owners. She alleges that PMH Partners is in conspiracy
with ADT, the security company. PMH and ADT “utilize psychiatrists & police
officers to frame their victims … to cause suspension of license and loss of income.
[This is what happened to Plaintiff-Frances.].” Dkt. 1 at 11.
In Count I, Endencia alleges that Defendants Knox Box Co. (Knox Box), ADT,
PMH Partners and Dr. Stafford Henry conspired to commit fraud against Endencia,
the citizens of the United States, and the court under both 18 U.S.C. § 1031(a)(2) and
the Civil RICO Act, 18 U.S.C. §1961. Dkt. 1 at 18. The fraud against her occurred
when Knox Box sold master keys to Defendant Bartlett Fire and Police Departments.
Endencia further alleges a fraud when defendants created local ordinances that
required business owners to provide keys (presumably to local authorities). Id.
Endencia references “consumer fraud” when she refers to § 1031, (Id. at 9), although
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that statute governs fraud against the United States in contracting. Endencia alleges
ADT stole from her, hired law enforcement, illegally monitored their clients, had an
illegal exculpatory clause in its contract, and manually controlled the monitoring
devices in their clients’ businesses and homes. She also asserts that “courts” are a
part of this conspiracy. Id.
Count II asserts a claim of fraud upon the Court. Id. at 17. This claim arises
out of the 2008 administrative action where the Illinois Department of Financial and
Professional Regulation (IDFPR) suspended her license to practice veterinary
Count III also alleges fraud upon the court, this time based on the state court
proceedings involving Endencia’s daughter in 2009. Endencia brings this claim
against the state court judge, the Honorable Lisa Fabiano (Fabiano), the Zeke Legal
Clinic at Northern Illinois University 1 (NIU), and attorney Wendy Vaughn2
(Vaughn), and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health and its staff members Mohinder
Chadha and Tina Bhargava who prepared reports and/or provided testimony at the
2009 hearing. Endencia claims she was “not allowed to examine witness testimony or
interrogate before and during trial.” Id. at 18. Defendants NIU, Mohinder Chadha,
The Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University (NIU) are correct that Zeke Legal Clinic is the
improper party because it is not an entity that can be sued, but rather a sub-entity of NIU. Pursuant
to Illinois law, when bringing a civil suit against NIU, the proper entity to sue is “The Board of Trustees
of Northern Illinois University.” See 110 ILCS 685 /30-40.
Vaughn represented Plaintiff’s mother in seeking an order of protection against Plaintiff and in the
guardianship matter regarding custody of Endencia’s teenage daughter. According to court records,
Judge Fabiano granted the order of protection and transferred guardianship of the minor to Plaintiff’s
sister. The guardianship terminated in June of 2010 when Plaintiff’s daughter turned 18.
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Tina Bhargava and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Heath produced improper
psychological reports during the hearing. Endencia also asserts that Bill Maffy of
DCFS Glen Ellyn, Wheaton Youth Outreach (WYO) 3 and its staff psychologist, Dan
Benyousky (Benyousky) caused “loss of affection of mother and child by informing
family members not to allow them to speak to each other since July 2009.” Id. at 18.
Endencia asserts these same allegations in support of an “alienation of affection”
claim in Count V. Id. at 19-20.
Endencia brings Count IV under a criminal statute, Unborn Victims of
Violence Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1841, asserting that Benyousky “orchestrated the stress”
that caused her daughter, Altessia, to have a miscarriage “by surrounding her with
people who placed psychological violence to cause the death of her child.” Id. at 19.
In Count VI, Endencia brings a claim for “attempt murder by Rockford Police
officer.” Id. She does not assert any facts to support this claim but cites a state case:
People of State of Ill. V. Endencia, No. 1 2009-cf-000228 (Cir. Ct. 17th 2009).
Count VII does not name any defendants but criticizes the current practice of
psychiatry. According to Endencia, psychiatry dehumanizes patients while
psychiatrists corroborate with each other for financial gain, and are strategically
located within law enforcement, among other things. Id. at 20. It is potentially aimed
at the American Psychiatric Association (“APA”).
According to Defendant, Wheaton Youth Outreach (WYO) is not a legal entity but is a name used by
Outreach Community Ministries, Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit entity. (Dkt. 20 at 2 n. 1). The Court
will use (WYO) in this motion.
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All defendants assert Endencia has failed to state a claim under Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). ADT and Wheaton Youth Outreach, both of which have
been sued several times by Endencia, assert res judicata and statute of limitations.
ADT, as it has previously, also relies on an exculpatory provision in its contract. The
defendants involved in the child custody action rely on the Rooker-Feldman doctrine,
and the Honorable Lisa Fabiano asserts absolute judicial immunity.
A motion to dismiss tests the sufficiency of a complaint, not the merits of the case.
Gibson v. City of Chi., 910 F.2d 1510, 1520 (7th Cir. 1990). “To survive a motion to
dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6), the complaint must provide enough factual information
to state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face and raise a right to relief above
the speculative level.” Haywood v. Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, 887 F.3d 329,
333 (7th Cir. 2018) (quotations and citation omitted). See also Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)(2)
(requiring a complaint to contain a “short and plain statement of the claim showing
that the pleader is entitled to relief.”). A court deciding a Rule 12(b)(6) motion accepts
plaintiff’s well-pleaded factual allegations as true and draws all permissible
inferences in plaintiff’s favor. Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entm't Inc., 763
F.3d 696, 700 (7th Cir. 2014). A plaintiff need not plead “detailed factual allegations”,
but “still must provide more than mere labels and conclusions or a formulaic
recitation of the elements of a cause of action for her complaint to be considered
adequate under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8.” Bell v. City of Chi., 835 F.3d 736,
738 (7th Cir. 2016) (citation and internal quotation marks omitted).
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Dismissal for failure to state a claim is proper “when the allegations in a
complaint, however true, could not raise a claim of entitlement to relief.” Bell Atl.
Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 558, 127 S. Ct. 1955, 1966 (2007). Deciding the
plausibility of the claim is “‘a context-specific task that requires the reviewing court
to draw on its judicial experience and common sense.’” McCauley v. City of Chi., 671
F.3d 611, 616 (7th Cir. 2011) (quoting Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 679, 129 S. Ct.
1937, 1950 (2009)). In addition, the Court construes the pro se complaint liberally,
holding it to a less stringent standard than lawyer-drafted pleadings. Cesal v. Moats,
851 F.3d 714, 720 (7th Cir. 2017).
A. Count I
Endencia’s first claim is brought under 18 U.S.C. § 1031(a)(2) (fraud against the
United States in contracting) and 18 U.S.C. § 1961 (RICO). It is not clear from
Endencia’s complaint or her response briefing how any Defendant has legally
committed a criminal fraud on the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1031. As
ADT notes, that statute does allow for private civil actions to address discrimination
in “employment by an employer because of lawful acts done by the employee… in
furtherance of a prosecution under [Section 1031].” 18 U.S.C. § 1031(h)(1) (emphasis
added). But there are no allegations in the complaint that involve an employment
relationship between Plaintiff and any defendant or that allow any inference of a
fraud being committed on the United States.
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Count I also relies on RICO, 18 U.S.C. § 1961 and § 1962(c), to assert a claim. It
is well-settled that a RICO violation under §1962 requires “(1) conduct (2) of an
enterprise (3) through a pattern (4) of racketeering activity.” Sedima, S.P.R.L. v.
Imrex Co., Inc., 473 U.S. 479, 496 (1985). Furthermore, §1961 clarifies that a pattern
of racketeering activity consists of at least two predicate acts of racketeering
committed within a ten-year period. Midwest Grinding Co. v. Spitz, 976 F.2d 1016,
1019 (7th Cir. 1992) (citations omitted).
In addition, the law requires RICO claims to be pled consistent with Fed. R. Civ.
P. 9(b). This requires Endencia to allege “1) the precise statements, documents, or
misrepresentations made; (2) the time and place of and person responsible for the
statement; (3) the content and manner in which the statements misled the Plaintiffs;
and (4) what the Defendants gained by the alleged fraud.” Ambrosia Coal & Constr.
Co. v. Pages Morales, 482 F.3d 1309, 1316-17 (11th Cir. 2007); See also Goren v. New
Vision Int'l, Inc., 156 F.3d 721, 726 (7th Cir.1998) (holding allegations of fraud in a
civil RICO complaint are subject to the heightened pleading standard of Fed. R. Civ.
P. 9(b), which requires a plaintiff to plead all averments of fraud with particularity.”).
Endencia alleges that ADT steals from its clients, “hires local law enforcement”,
and conspires with “the courts” to enforce the exculpatory provision in its contract.
Dkt. 1 at 16. She asserts that “ADT [ ] has been stealing from their own clients,” and
“the Knox [sic] Box Co[.] [ ] has been selling the Knox Rapid Access System master
locks to fire departments in USA [sic] and create local village ordinances requiring
business owners provide keeps to the fire department.” Dkt. 1 at 16. These allegations
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fail to plausibly allege the existence of an enterprise that affects interstate commerce.
Count I is dismissed.
C. Count II
Endencia’s second count charges “fraud against the court” and cites to IDFPR
v. Endencia, No. 2005-01942. She claims that PMH Partners, the entity from which
Endencia purchased her veterinary practice, and its owners were responsible for the
indefinite suspension of her veterinary license. Dkt. 1 at 2, 17. She further alleges
that “the psychiatric medical record had grossly distorted facts to create the
diagnosis” and refusal of medication caused the suspension of her license. Id.
To assert fraud upon the court, Endencia must allege conduct that “seriously
affects the integrity of the normal process of adjudication . . . defile[s] the court itself
or that is perpetrated by officers of the court so that the judicial machinery cannot
perform in the usual manner its impartial task of adjudging cases.” United States v.
Hosseini, No. 05 CR 254, 2016 WL 1569412, at *2 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 19, 2016). It is clear
from this and prior cases that Endencia disagrees with Dr. Henry’s diagnosis. See
Endencia v. Henry et. al., 18-cv-05477 (N.D. Ill. 2018) (Dow, J). But Endencia does
not allege how any court was defrauded by any medical findings. In fact, Count II
states that after her license was suspended: “she sought several psychiatric
evaluations, only to discover medicalization, lack of science in creating psychiatric
disorders (aka diagnosis), and the psychiatric medical record had grossly distorted
facts to create the diagnosis. Dr Alex Reynish of Behavioral Health Care Associates
charged her $1,500. He refused to contradict Dr Henry's report…” Id. at 17. These
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allegations do not show that any person impacted the integrity of the judicial process.
Count II is dismissed.
D. Counts III through V
Counts III and V focus on the custody hearing regarding her daughter,
Altessia, in 2009. They assert fraud on the court and alienation of affection,
respectively. Dkt. 1 at 18 – 19. Count IV asserts a claim under the Unborn Victims of
Violence Act on behalf of her daughter who had a miscarriage.
Count III alleges that attorney, Wendy Vaughn, and Zeke Legal Clinic at NIU,
“produced witness [sic] plaintiff never met and saw before trial.” Dkt. 1 at 18.
Endencia also alleges that psychiatric reports were provided without proper
interviews and the court improperly overruled objections made by Endencia. Id. Not
only do Endencia’s assertions fail to state a plausible claim of fraud upon the court,
but federal courts lack subject matter jurisdiction to review state court proceedings
under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine. Under Rooker-Feldman, it is well-settled that
courts, except for the Supreme Court, lack jurisdiction to upset the judgments of state
courts. Endencia cannot attack the state court custody proceedings in this court. See
also Guyinn v. City of Indianapolis, 79 Fed. Appx. 233, 234 (7th Cir. 2003) (“proper
remedy for fraud on the court … is a request that the rendering court reopen its
judgement. Collateral attack in a different judicial system is not an option.”). The
Court lacks jurisdiction to consider claims attacking the state court guardianship
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Additionally, Endencia has named the state court judge, the Honorable Lisa
Fabiano. Fabiano is protected by absolute judicial immunity. See Dawson v. Newman,
419 F. 3d 656, 660-61 (7th Cir. 2005) (granting judicial immunity to defendant judge
named for making judicial decision and using her discretion in her official role).
Kowalski v. Boliker, 893 F.3d 987, 999 (7th Cir. 2018) (judicial immunity applies to
an Illinois judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County). Endencia takes issue with
Judge Fabiano’s evidentiary rulings and findings. Fabiano is entitled to judicial
immunity. Count III is dismissed with prejudice.
In Count IV Endencia attempts to state a claim against psychotherapist
Benyousky under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004. 18 U.S.C. § 1841(a)(1).
This criminal statute does not provide a private cause of action. 4 Count IV is
dismissed with prejudice.
Lastly, Endencia’s claim for “alienation of affection” in Count V also fails. She
asserts that the named defendants manipulated her daughter causing her to refuse
to visit or speak with Endencia. Dkt. 1 at 19. There is no state or federal cause of
action for alienation of affection. Illinois abolished the law allowing recovery for this
tort in 2016. See 740 ILCS 5/7.1(b) (“An action may not be brought for alienation of
affections based on facts occurring on or after the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 99th General Assembly.”). 5 Further, when this tort existed in Illinois, it
Even if there was a cause of action available, Endencia would not have standing to bring it and she
does not state coherent facts that plausibly implicate Benyousky. Endencia states that Benyousky
“orchestrated the stress to cause the death of Altessia’s unborn child by surrounding her with people
who placed psychological violence to cause death of her child.” Dkt. 1 at 19.
The conduct Endencia complains about took place after 2006.
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was limited to loss of affection between spouses. See Roberts v. Zemen, 191 F.R.D. 575
(N.D. Ill. 2000) (“[T]he elements [include] love and affection of the spouse for the
plaintiff.”) (emphasis added). Count V is dismissed with prejudice.
E. Count VI
Liberally construing Count VI, Endencia brings a claim against an unknown
Rockford police officer for attempting to murder her. Endencia does not state facts,
allegations, or background for this claim. She simply provides a citation to a 2009
Illinois state case, People of State of IL. [sic] v. Endencia, No 1 2009-CF-000228.
Simply citing a thirteen-year-old case without any allegations or facts is well below
the required standard under Fed. R. Civ. P. 8. In a response brief, Endencia states
that an officer attempted to kill her “utilizing the hold that killed George Floyd” when
she was attempting to pick her daughter up from college. Dkt. 34 at 4. Even with
these additional facts, it is not clear what cause of action Endencia is attempting to
bring, or against whom. Furthermore, any case arising out of 2009 as the citation to
the Illinois case implies, would be barred by the status of limitations. For this reason,
Count VI is dismissed with prejudice.
F. Count VII
Endencia’s last claim, a rambling indictment of psychiatric medicine also fails.
She argues that the practice of psychiatry causes brain pathology, dehumanizes
patients and that doctors share medical records. Dkt. 1 at 20. She states that because
psychiatry is not based on science “it is a consumer fraud against the United States.”
Id. She claims that the practice is a violation of the fourteenth amendment. Id. at 21.
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She does not name any particular defendant, allege dates of bad acts or plead any
detail other than taking issue with the industry. This Count is perhaps aimed toward
the APA. While Endencia is free to have an opinion on the medical industry, that is
not a sufficient basis to bring a claim to federal court. Count VII is dismissed with
G. Res Judicata as to certain claims
Several defendants raise res judiciata as a basis to dismiss certain claims. Res
judicata bars all claims that arise from the same core of operative facts, regardless of
whether later suits assert different legal theories. See White v. Ill. State Police, 15
F.4th 801, 809 (7th Cir. 2021). The test stems from the rule that a party must allege
in one proceeding all claims for relief arising out of a single occurrence or be precluded
from pursuing them in the future. Bernstein v. Bankert, 733 F.3d 190, 227 (7th 2013);
see also Nalco Co. v. Chen, 843 F.3d 670, 674 (7th Cir. 2016) (citing Restatement
(Second) of Judgments § 24 (1982)). If the doctrine applies, the plaintiff is barred
from raising not only every matter that was actually determined in the first suit, but
also every matter that might have been raised and determined in that suit. Parungao
v. Cmty. Health Sys., 858 F.3d 452, 457 (7th Cir. 2017) (internal citations and
Res judicata precludes Endencia from raising her claims regarding (1) her
purchase of her veterinary business, (2) the alleged thefts at her business that
resulted in her undergoing a psychiatric evaluation; (3) the loss of her license.
Endencia’s efforts to repackage the same facts into different legal theories is exactly
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what is disallowed by res judicata. These matters have been litigated repeatedly and
any claims that could have been made are now precluded. See Endencia v. APA et al,
19-3161 2019 WL 4934601 (N.D.Ill. Oct. 7, 2019) (Rowland, J.), aff’d, 2020 WL
6386595 (7th Cir. 2020) (challenging the loss of her professional license under the
Federal Trade Commission Act and as negligent misrepresentation); Endendia v.
Henry et al, 18-5477 (Oct. 24, 2018) (Dow, J.) (fraud claims against ADT and PMH
Partners and others challenging the purchase of the veterinary practice); and
Endencia v. Rush Behavioral Health, 2014 IL App (1st) 132129-U, appeal denied,
2015 Ill. LEXIS 573 (Ill. 2015), cert. denied, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 7658 (U.S., Nov. 30,
2015). Counts I and II are therefore dismissed with prejudice.
Defendants APA and Wheaton Youth Outreach have requested sanctions in
the form of attorney’s fees or an order barring Endencia from bringing suits in this
Court without prior leave of court. Dkt. 8; Dkt. 19. The Seventh Circuit is clear that
district courts maintain discretion to grant sanctions. See Brown v. Federation of
State Medical Bds. of the United States, 830 F.2d 1429, 1438 (7th Cir. 1987); See also
See McCready v. eBay, Inc., 453 F.3d 882, 892 (7th Cir. 2006) (recognizing the
inherent power of the courts to sanction litigants who have “abused the judicial
process with frivolous litigation” and caused “the harassment of opposing parties”
and “waste[d] . . . limited and valuable judicial resources”); See, e.g., In re Anderson,
114 S. Ct. 1606, 1608 (1994) (holing that any sanction imposed by a federal court for
the abuse of its process should be tailored to the abuse). Further, pro se litigants are
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not immune from sanctions. See Support Sys. Int’l, Inc. v. Mack, 45 F.3d 185, 186 (7th
This Court will not, on its own, require pre-filing review of Endencia’s filings.
But the Court will forward a request to the Northern District of Illinois Executive
Committee to determine whether Endencia should be classified as a restricted filer
based on her prolific and unsuccessful, essentially frivolous litigation track record. 6
If deemed a restricted filer, all future filings by Endencia would be reviewed pursuant
to Northern District of Illinois procedures. The Court declines to award fees.
IV. Motion to Amend and Motion to Add Defendants
The Court denies Endencia’s motions to amend or correct the complaint or to
add additional defendants. , . Leave of the court to amend may be “freely
give[n]” “when justice so requires”. Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(2). Denial of an amendment
is appropriate, however, when an amendment would be futile. Villars v. Kubiatowski,
128 F. Supp. 3d 1039, 1043 (N.D. Ill. 2015). An amended complaint is futile if it
asserts the same facts, asserts a previously determined claim, fails to state a valid
theory of liability, or could not withstand a motion to dismiss. Id. (citing Bower v.
Jones, 978 F.2d 1004, 1008 (7th Cir. 1992)). See also Li v. Illinois Dep’t. of Financial
In addition to the federal claims listed previously, the court is aware of the following state court
matters: Endencia v. Rush Behavioral Health, 2014 IL App (1st) 132129-U; Endencia v. Wells Fargo
Bank, 93 N.E.3d 1062 (Ill. 2017); Endencia v. Rush Behavioral Health, 577 U.S. 1008, 136 S. Ct. 554,
193 L. Ed. 2d 429 (2015); Endencia v. Adtalem Glob. Educ., Inc., 2021 IL App (2d) 200378-U; Endencia
v. Illinois Dept. of Prof'l Regulation, 391 Ill. App. 3d 1110, 982 N.E.2d 984 (1st Dist. 2009), aff’d
Endencia v. Vill. of Streamwood, Ill., 565 U.S. 939, 132 S. Ct. 445, 181 L. Ed. 2d 253 (2011); Endencia
v. Arce, 141 S. Ct. 2626, 209 L. Ed. 2d 753 (2021); Endencia v. Vill. of Streamwood, 949 N.E.2d 658
(Ill. 2011); Endencia v. Wells Fargo Bank, 138 S. Ct. 1994, 201 L. Ed. 2d 256 (2018);
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and Professional Regulation, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48734, at *17 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 23,
2018) (denying leave to amend because amendment would be futile).
Neither Endencia’s motion to amend nor her proposed amended complaint
demonstrate that the defects in this case would be cured by the amended complaint. 7
To the contrary, her proposed third amended complaint is more unintelligible than
her original complaint. It raises the same counts against largely the same defendants.
Unlike the operative Complaint, it cites to case authority and to the Bible.
Significantly, Endencia did not respond to any of the deficiencies raised by
Defendants’ motions. Instead, her amended complaint raises the same claims with
further unclear details regarding her past.
Additionally, Endencia requests to add new defendants, IDFPR Administrative
Judge Jeffrey Canavan and the American Medical Association (AMA). . She
requests to add the American Medical Association for supporting consumer fraud by
silence, and Judge Canavan for indefinitely suspending her veterinary license. Dkt.
68 at 1. The Court finds that adding these defendants would be futile and therefore
denies the motion.
Both Endencia’s motion to amend and her motion to add defendants are denied.
For the reasons explained herein, the Court grants Defendants’ motions to
dismiss. , , , , and . The requests for sanctions are denied but the
On December 8, 2021, Endencia requested leave to file a Third Amended Complaint and included the
proposed complaint. . A week later, on December 15, 2021, she again sought leave to amend her
complaint but did not attach a proposed updated version of the complaint. .
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Court will refer Ms. Endencia to the Executive Committee of the Northern District of
Illinois for a determination whether she should be classified as a restricted filer. The
Court denies Endencia’s motions for leave to amend and add defendants. , .
The Clerk is directed to substitute The Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois
University for Zeke Legal Clinic. The Clerk is directed to enter judgement in favor of
all the Defendants. 8 Civil case terminated.
E N T E R:
Dated: January 11, 2022
MARY M. ROWLAND
United States District Judge
It appears all defendants were served improperly as notice was sent via United States Postal Service.
The following defendants have not appeared in this suit: PMH partners; Dr. Joel Price, Sr.; Dr. Joel
Price, Jr.; Dr. John Coyne (DVM); Dan Maloney; Dr. Stafford Henry; the Knox Company; Dan
Benyousky; Alexian Brother Behavioral Health; Nathan Hamacek; Bartlett Fire/Police Department;
James Keegan; Mandarino; Laura Siedleski; Steve Kisch; Bill Maffy of DCFS Glen Ellyn; DCFS Glen
Ellyn; and Mohinder Chadha. These defendants are dismissed with prejudice based on res judicata,
failure to state a claim and the futility of any amendment. Haywood v. Massage Envy Franchising,
LLC, 887 F.3d 329, 335 (7th Cir. 2018) (“[C]ourts are within their discretion to dismiss with prejudice
where a party does not make [a] showing [that the party might cure the defects in the complaint].”);
Li v. Illinois Dep’t. of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48734, at *17
(N.D. Ill. Mar. 23, 2018) (finding claim preclusion barred plaintiff’s action against two defendants who
had not yet appeared).
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