IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
October 31, 2006
MINNESOTA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, PLAINTIFF,
NANCY E. RATH HUNTER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Donald G. Wilkerson United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY
In the interest of reducing delay and expense, it is ORDERED that discovery disputes that cannot be resolved through informal means pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37 shall be handled in the following manner:
The party with the discovery dispute shall contact Robin Butler, Judge Wilkerson's courtroom deputy, at 618-482-9376, to schedule a telephonic conference call with the Court and opposing counsel. If the dispute involves written discovery, the disputed portion(s) shall be faxed to the Court, at 618-482-9277, prior to the telephonic conference. The party with the discovery dispute shall be responsible for initiating the conference call. The Court's teleconference number is 618-482-9004. Written motions to compel or legal memoranda will not be accepted unless specifically requested by the Court. Expense of the call will be borne by the non-prevailing party. The parties are directed to this court's webpage, http://www.ilsd.uscourts.gov/Judges/wilkersonpretrial.html, for additional information and specific procedures regarding discovery disputes. Consult this Court's webpage BEFORE contacting chambers with questions.
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