Stillwater Property and Casualty Insurance Company v Xuan Hong et al
MEMORANDUM Order: For the reasons stated in this memorandum order, this Court hereby orders: 1. that the missing copy of the Answer 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. Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 2/9/2017:Mailed notice(clw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
STILLWATER PROPERTY AND
CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY,
XUAN HONG, PEI HONG and
Case No. 16 C 9613
Although defense counsel filed an Answer in this action on January 17, 2017, counsel
ignored the explicit directive of this District Court's LR 5.2(f) that requires the delivery of a
paper copy of any such filing to the assigned judge 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 that requirement, adding that a delivery to its
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 -- typically at least a week 2 -- before the issuance of this type of
In an effort to monitor compliance with that requirement (which has regrettably not
always been adhered to by lawyers), both this Court's judicial assistant 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 about nondelivery is in error, the sanction called for by this memorandum
order will of course be rescinded.
That grace period varies somewhat from case to case, the result of this Court's
obtaining the Clerk's Office printouts reflecting new case filings only sporadically rather than on
a regular (say weekly) basis.
memorandum order. In this instance a good deal more than that added time has elapsed without
compliance by defendants' counsel, and this Court hereby orders:
that the missing copy of the Answer be delivered to this Court's chambers
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
Milton I. Shadur
Senior United States District Judge
Date: February 9, 2017
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