Zahran et al v. PNC Bank N.A. et al

Filing 9

MEMORANDUM Order Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 12/17/2013. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Robin Zahran, Plaintiff, v. PNC BANK N.A., et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 13 C 8804 MEMORANDUM ORDER Although this action was filed on December 10, 2013, plaintiffs' 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 grace period -- 1 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what is said in this memorandum order is in error, the sanction called for by this memorandum order will of course be rescinded. at least a few working days, sometimes longer2 -- before the issuance of this type of memorandum order. In this instance that added time has elapsed without compliance by defendants' counsel, and this Court hereby orders: 1. that the missing copy of the initial pleading in this case be delivered to this Court's chambers forthwith and 2. 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 Dated: 2 December 17, 2013 That variance stems from obtaining the Clerk’s Office printout reflecting new-case filings only sporadically, rather than on a regular (say weekly) basis.

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