NXIVM Corporation et al v. O'Hara et al

Filing 131

ORDER - That the Bronfman's 128 Motion for Sanctions is DENIED. Signed by Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 6/22/2012. (jel, )

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ________________________________ NXIVM CORPORATION et al., Plaintiffs, 1:05-cv-1546 (GLS/RFT) v. JOSEPH J. O’HARA et al., Defendants. ________________________________ ORDER Pending before the court is the motion of plaintiffs Clare W. Bronfman and Sara R. Bronfman (“the Bronfmans”) seeking Rule 11 sanctions against defendant pro se Joseph J. O’Hara. (See Dkt. No. 128.) The Bronfmans contend, among other things, that O’Hara violated Rule 11(b)(1) and (3) by filing his response to their motion for summary judgment, (see Dkt. No. 122), which contained “malicious and scurrilous attacks . . . that serve no legitimate purpose in this litigation.” (Dkt. No. 128, Attach. 1. at 6, 10.) O’Hara has not filed any response to the motion. After carefully reviewing the Bronfmans’ arguments, the court deems the requested sanctions inappropriate, and, therefore, denies the motion. ACCORDINGLY, it is hereby ORDERED that the Bronfmans’ motion (Dkt. No. 128) is DENIED; and it is further ORDERED that the Clerk provide a copy of this Order to the parties. IT IS SO ORDERED. June 22, 2012 Albany, New York 2

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