Deegan v. Safeguard Properties, LLC
MEMORANDUM Order Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 7/16/2013. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
DANIEL DEEGAN, individually,
SAFEGUARD PROPERTIES, LLC,
13 C 4840
Although this action was filed on July 3, 2013, plaintiff's
counsel has ignored the explicit directive of this District
Court's LR 5.2(f) that requires the delivery of a paper copy of
the complaint for the assigned judge's use within one business
day after filing.1
To underscore the importance of that
requirement to the case management procedures followed by this
Court, the first paragraph in its website repeats the
requirement, adding that a delivery to this Court's chambers on
the date of filing, if possible, would be appreciated (although
such earlier delivery is not essential).
Despite the literal one-business-day requirement of
LR 5.2(f), this Court has customarily allowed a few days' grace
In an effort to monitor compliance with that requirement
(which has regrettably not always been adhered to by lawyers),
both this Court's secretary and its courtroom deputy maintain
lists of all deliveries by counsel to this Court's chambers.
Although that recordkeeping is intended to be error-free, if
counsel here were to establish that what is said in this
memorandum order is in error, the sanction called for by this
memorandum order will of course be rescinded.
time before the issuance of this type of memorandum order.
this instance that added time has elapsed without compliance by
plaintiff's counsel, and it is hereby ordered:
that the missing copy of the complaint be delivered
to this Court's chambers forthwith and
that such delivery be accompanied by a check for
$100 payable to the "Clerk of the District Court" by reason
of the LR 5.2(f) violation, a requirement foreshadowed by
the opening provision in this Court's website.
Milton I. Shadur
Senior United States District Judge
Date:July 16, 2013