IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
May 5, 2006
GLYNN DAVIS, EUGENE BROMBOLICH, AND EUGENE FORNERIS, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL THOSE SIMILARLY SITUATED, PLAINTIFFS, AND JUANITA HAMMOND, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, PLAINTIFF-INTERVENOR,
SOLUTIA, INC. EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Before the Court is Plaintiff-Intervenor Juanita Hammond's ("Hammond") Motion to Seal In Camera Her Response to Davis Plaintiffs' Motion for Appointment of Interim Class Counsel (Doc. 69). In the April 27, 2006 Order (Doc. 68) granting Hammond's Motion to Intervene, the Court directed Hammond to file her Response to the Davis Plaintiffs' Motion for Appointment of Interim Class Counsel by May 4, 2006. As part of that Response, Hammond has announced her intention to adopt the interim counsel Reply filed in Hammond v. Solutia, Inc. Employees' Pension Plan, No. 3:06-cv-00139-DRH (Hammond Docs. 40-41). The other parties in this case have not opposed this Motion.
The Court allowed Hammond to file portions of that Reply in camera in the Hammond case (Hammond Doc. 39), for stated reasons of protecting certain attorney work product information. For the reasons explained in the Order granting Hammond leave to file portions of her interim counsel Reply in camera in her own case, the Court GRANTS Hammond's Motion to submit that Reply on the same terms in this case as part of her Response to the Davis Plaintiffs' Motion to Appoint Interim Class Counsel (Doc. 55) in the instant matter.*fn1
Hammond also filed a Motion seeking an extension of time to file her Response because the Court had not yet ruled upon whether it could be filed in camera (Doc. 71). The Court also GRANTS this Motion for Extension of Time (Doc. 71). As such, Hammond has until Tuesday, May 9, 2006, to file her Response to the Davis Plaintiffs' Motion to Appoint Interim Class Counsel (Doc. 55).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David RHerndon United States District Judge