A judge did not abuse her discretion when she sanctioned a lawyer who continued to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of a client despite the lack of evidence to support the action, a federal appeals court ruled.The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an order that John P. DeRose of John P. DeRose & Associates in Hinsdale pay $66,191 in attorney fees to the defendants in the suit.U.S. District Judge Joan H. Lefkow issued …