Zahran et al v. PNC Bank N.A. et al
MEMORANDUM Order Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 12/17/2013. Mailed notice by judge's staff. (srb,)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
PNC BANK N.A., et al.,
No. 13 C 8804
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 --
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memorandum order will of course be rescinded.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:
that the missing copy of the initial pleading in
this case be delivered to this Court's chambers forthwith
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
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.
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?