IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
February 13, 2007
JACQUELINE RAMIREZ, PLAINTIFF,
EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Experian Information Solutions, Inc. ("Experian") has filed its Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the Complaint brought against it by Jacqueline Ramirez. This memorandum order is issued sua sponte to address one problematic aspect of that responsive pleading.
Answer ¶¶5 through 10, 12 and 17-18 disclaim the existence of information sufficient for Experian to form a belief as to the truth of the corresponding allegations in the Complaint, as permitted by the second sentence of Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(b). But with such information lacking, how then can Experian deny the allegations of Complaint ¶¶19 and 20? This Court accordingly strikes Answer ¶¶19 and 20, with leave of course granted to Experian to file amended answers to those two paragraphs (not a full-blown amended Answer) on or before February 23, 2007.
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