IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
September 17, 2007
SCOTTSDALE INSURANCE COMPANY, PLAINTIFF,
KHAYAT TAVERN GROUP, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Khayat Tavern Group, Inc. and several of its co-defendants have filed their Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the Complaint filed by Scottsdale Insurance Company. This memorandum order is issued sua sponte to address one nit in that responsive pleading.
Answer ¶¶10-12, 14-15 and 17-18 follow denials of various of the Complaint's allegations with demands for "strict proof thereof." Whatever that may mean, it has no place in federal pleading--see App. ¶1 to State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Riley, 199 F.R.D. 276, 278 (N.D. Ill. 2001). That phrase is stricken from the Answer wherever it appears.
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