Cooney v. Rossiter, No. 08-3675
In plaintiff's case against several defendants arising from a custody case in which the Illinois state court found that she suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, district court's dismissal of her suit is affirmed where: 1) guardians ad litem and court-appointed experts, including psychiatrists, are absolutely immune from liability for damages when they act at the court's direction; 2) no factual allegations tie the defendants, who are private individuals, to a conspiracy with a state actor; and 3) district court did not abuse its discretion in denying plaintiff's Rule 59(e) motion.
Appeals from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Argued August 27, 2009
Decided September 30, 2009
Opinion by Posner, Circuit Judge
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