IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
August 6, 2007
ORTHODONTIC CENTERS OF ILLINOIS, INC., PLAINTIFF/COUNTERDEFENDANT,
CHRISTINE MICHAELS, D.D.S., P.C., AND CHRISTINE MICHAELS, D.D.S., DEFENDANTS/COUNTERPLAINTIFFS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
At the end of last week this Court received a copy of a filing by Orthodontic Centers of Illinois, Inc. ("Orthodontic Centers") captioned "Offer of Proof," which stated that it was tendered pursuant to (1) the terms of the settlement agreement between Orthodontic Centers and defendants Christine Michaels, D.D.S., P.C. and Christine Michaels, D.D.S. (collectively "Dr. Michaels") and (2) the Stipulation and Agreed Order that this Court had entered on July 13, 2007. This Court's understanding is that Dr. Michaels' response is to be filed by August 20.
This memorandum is issued sua sponte because the currently-filed Offer of Proof leaves somewhat unclear the precise relief that Orthodontic Centers is seeking through that filing. It may be that Dr. Michaels' response will clarify that subject in light of the parties' discussions that produced their Stipulation pursuant to which the filings are being made. But rather than such possible clarification being left to that future filing, Orthodontic Centers' counsel may wish to consider supplementing the Offer of Proof in advance of the August 20 due date. If that is done, it may better serve to focus the issues that remain open between the parties, thus assisting this Court in addressing those issues.
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