No. 1-98-3916.

729 N.E.2d 949 (2000)

313 Ill. App.3d 521

246 Ill.Dec. 298

Natalie BUCKHOLTZ, As Independent Executor for the Estate of Frank Stajszczyk, Deceased, Plaintiff-Appellant (Francis T. Timons, Contemnor-Appellant), v. MacNEAL HOSPITAL; Harris Trust & Savings Bank as Independent Executor of the Estate of Jorge B. Pollitt; Dr. Yousuf Sayeed; Dr. Joan Briller; Dr. John B. Stengle; J. Blatt, C.R.N.A., and Mary Pollard, R.N., Defendants (Ava Adams-Morris, M.D., Appellee).

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Fourth Division.

May 18, 2000.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bruce R. Pfaff of Bruce R. Pfaff & Associates, Ltd., Chicago, for Appellant.

Terrence M. Burns & Paul A. Michalik, Rooks, Pitts & Poust, Chicago, for Appellee.

Justice BARTH delivered the opinion of the court:

This appeal is brought by plaintiff Natalie Buckholtz. It flows from her refusal to pay Dr. Ava Adams-Morris a court ordered deposition fee of $375 in an underlying wrongful death suit. After Francis Timons, plaintiff's attorney, requested that the trial court find him in contempt for plaintiff's failure to pay the fee, it did so and fined him $10 for each day the deposition fee remained unpaid. On appeal,

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