UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
April 26, 2007
SHARON POUGH, PLAINTIFF,
MARY E. PETERS, SECRETARY, ETC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Government defense counsel has filed an Answer in this Title VII action by Sharon Pough, who asserts that she has been the victim of race discrimination. Because fully half of the Answer's paragraphs (Answer ¶¶2, 3 and 5-9) do not conform to the Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(b) requirements for a party seeking the benefit of a deemed denial (see App. ¶1 to State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Riley, 199 F.R.D. 276, 278 (N.D. Ill. 2001)), the Answer is stricken sua sponte, but with leave granted to file an appropriate Amended Answer on or before May 7, 2007.
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