IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
October 10, 2006
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
SHANRIE COMPANY, DAN SHEILS, NETEMEYER ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES, INC., AND THOUVENOT, WADE & MOERCHEN, INC., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Before the Court is Defendant Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc.'s ("TWM") motion to strike United States' reply to Defendant TWM's opposition to United States' motion for summary judgment. (Doc. 102.) The Court finds that the United States filed a timely reply to Defendant TWM's response to the United States' motion for summary judgment.*fn1 Furthermore, the Court determines that although reply briefs are disfavored, the Court will not require parties to prove exceptional circumstances when filing such briefs. Therefore, the Court DENIES TWM's motion (Doc. 102). However, the Court assures TWM that if, in fact, the United States inappropriately raised new issues in its reply (Doc. 101) that these issues will be stricken by the Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R. Herndon United States District Judge