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Morgan’s Foods, Inc., (appellant) appeals from a final order entered in theDistrict Court [FOOTNOTE 1] for the Eastern District of Missouri denying appellant’s motion toreconsider sanctions imposed against it and its outside counsel for failure toparticipate in good faith in court-ordered alternate dispute resolution (ADR) andimposing additional sanctions for vexatiously increasing the costs of litigation. SeeNick v. Morgan’s Foods, Inc., 99 F. Supp. 2d 1056, 1057 (E.D. Mo. 2000)(memorandum and order) (Morgan’s Foods, Inc.). Appellant is represented on appealby its chief in-house counsel. Appellant’s outside counsel is not a party to this appealand does not represent appellant in this appeal. For reversal appellant argues that thedistrict court abused its discretion by sanctioning appellant because (1) the sanctionwas not authorized under Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(f) or the inherent power doctrine;(2) fines payable to the court are not available under Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(f); and (3) theuncontroverted facts establish that appellant’s outside counsel was solely responsiblefor violating the court order and failing to participate in good faith in ADR. For thereasons discussed below, we hold that the district court acted within its discretion andwe therefore affirm the district court’s order denying the motion for reconsiderationand imposing additional sanctions.

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