(Count Seven), as well as claims against defendants Bryan Cave, LLP, Steven R. Smith, and 2 Michael Werich for “aiding and abetting a client in the commission of a tort” (Count Four).” Bryan Cave LLC filed a notice of removal to the Northern District of Illinois. Stoller opposed the notice or removal. Chief Judge Holderman transferred the case back to Cook County in an Order dated April 24, 2010. Today is the first hearing before Cook County Law Division Judge. The defendants include Bank of New York Mellon a trillion and half bank, one of the largest in the United States. Of Course every one's favorite bank, Bank of American is a defendant. It is said that they are worth a trillion dollars. The defendants have over 2 ½ trillion dollars in assets. The question that everyone is asking, can these defendants afford the Bryan Cave LLP attorney fees for a long and protracted litigation?