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MORRIS v. VELASCO

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


August 29, 2003

ERNEST MORRIS, PLAINTIFF, VS. ERNESTO VELASCO. ET AL., DEFENDANTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: James Moran, Senior District Judge

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

On June 13, 2003, we explained why plaintiffs complaint was deficient, dismissed his complaint and permitted him to file an amended complaint. Plaintiff responded not by filing an amended complaint but by filing well over 100 pages of grievances and related documents, and asking for an attorney.

Plaintiff is not unfamiliar with the courts and he is obviously articulate. We have advised him how to proceed. We think it is up to plaintiff Initially to sift through his many claims and complaints and then file an amended complaint It may well be that appointment of counsel will be appropriate if plaintiff has a claim or claims that survive a pleading review, but we are reluctant to saddle some attorney with the arduous task, without compensation, of sorting through plaintiffs entire file to determine what might be the basis for a lawsuit.

Plaintiff is directed to file an amended complaint within 30 days of the date of this order or the case will be dismissed. [ Page 1]

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