George v. Cook County DOC et al
MEMORANDUM Order: For the reasons stated in this memorandum order, this case will be reassigned. Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 10/5/2017:Mailed notice(clw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
VINCENT M. GEORGE, JR. (#2013-0708145), )
THOMAS J. DART, et al.,
Case No. 14 C 8793
Pro se prisoner plaintiff Vincent George, Jr. ("George") has filed a September 20, 2017
"Motion to Reinstate Complaint" (the "Motion," Dkt. No. 34) that seeks to breathe new life into a
case that had been dismissed on September 29, 2015 (see Dkt. No. 15) on the motion of Evan
Smola ("Smola"), the member of the District Court trial bar who had been designated to serve as
George's counsel in this action. No explanation whatever has been offered for George's extended
delay in seeking such relief in his long-since-closed case, -- although he has occupied a portion
of that time by unsuccessfully going after Smola before the ARDC.
But the bottom line is that the Motion poses issues that this Court, lacking any supporting
legal staff and with the bulk of its pending case calendar having been reassigned to its colleagues
effective September 1, is not in a position to deal with the several issues posed by the Motion
and its exhibits. Instead this Court recommends to the Executive Committee that the Motion be
reassigned under the same computer-driven random assignment system that was followed in the
original reassignment of most of its pending cases.
Date: October 5, 2017
Milton I. Shadur
Senior United States District Judge
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