Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Robert J. Rubin, Darren B. Watts (argued), Altheimer & Gray, Chicago, IL, for plaintiffs-appellees.
Paul F. Harvey, James A. McGurk (argued), Dennis A. Bell, Bell & McGurk, Chicago, IL, Howard A. Shalowitz, St. Louis, MO, Donald L. Metzger, Metzger & Associates, Chicago, IL, for defendants-appellants.
Before CUMMINGS and MANION, Circuit Judges, and FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
CUMMINGS, Circuit Judge.
Dr. Martin E. Bruetman, an Illinois citizen who lives in Chicago at times and at other times in his native Argentina, appeals a nearly $19 million default judgment levied against him and his three corporations by Judge Duff. Though the size of this default judgment is extraordinary, we affirm the district court because of Bruetman's utter disregard for such procedural niceties as showing up for depositions and obeying court orders to remain...
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