United States District Court, N.D. Illinois
February 6, 2004.
CITY INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS, INC., Plaintiff,
VEHICLE INSPECTION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendant
The opinion of the court was delivered by: MILTON SHADUR, Senior District Judge
Vehicle Inspection Systems, Inc. ("Vehicle Inspection") has just filed
its Answer and Affirmative Defenses ("ADs") to the Complaint brought
against it by City International Trucks, Inc. ("City International").
That responsive pleading asserts a totally different set of transactions
involving the diagnostic equipment referred to in the Complaint than City
International's Complaint has alleged. What is troublesome about both
sides' filings, though, is that neither has seen fit to provide this
Court with copies of the relevant documentation so that it can address
the issues posed by the Complaint and the numerous ADs.
With the initial status hearing date in this action having been set for
February 13, counsel are ordered to deliver copies of the relevant
documents to this Court's chambers on or before February 11. This means
City International's counsel must provide copies of any documents that
evidence the "Contract" referred to in Complaint 3 and 4, Vehicle
Inspection's counsel must deliver copies of all documents that evidence
transactions as referred to in the ADs, and both sides' counsel must
provide copies of any other documentation that they deem relevant to the
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