Moore v. The City of Chicago et al
MEMORANDUM Order: For the reasons stated in this memorandum order, this case will be reassigned. It will consequently be for the assignee judge in this case to address the subject raised by defendants' Dkt. No. 40 motion. Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 8/9/2017:Mailed notice(clw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
THE CITY OF CHICAGO, and Detention
Aid ANTHONY F. JANTKE, #110620,
Case No. 16 C 7143
Codefendants Anthony Jantke and the City of Chicago have filed a Dkt. No. 40 motion
asking this Court to set a trial date. But that motion confirms that although discovery is complete
(subject to the possible need for one additional deposition), what this Court views as essential
preconditions to setting a case for trial -- the parties' preparation, and submission for Court
approval, of a jointly proposed final pretrial order (see this District Court's LR 16.1.4 form) and
the presentation of motions in limine for Court approval -- have not yet been generated by the
parties' counsel. Although other judges may perhaps choose to put the cart before the horse by
setting a future date for trial and working backwards from that date to set a timetable for
satisfying those preconditions, this Court's experience teaches otherwise.
But this Court's preference is irrelevant, because recent surgery combined with a slow
rehabilitation process have combined to require it to retire from the District Court, with its cases
(including this one) to be reassigned to its colleagues by the customary computer-driven random
assignment system. It will consequently be for the assignee judge in this case to address the
subject raised by defendants' Dkt. No. 40 motion. In the meantime, this Court anticipates that
counsel will first confer with the assignee judge as to his or her usual practice, so that the motion
itself is denied without prejudice.
Milton I. Shadur
Senior United States District Judge
Date: August 9, 2017
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