IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
May 13, 2009
CLEOTHA R. SPEARMAN, SR., PLAINTIFF,
ROBINSON STEEL CO., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: David R Her|do| Chief Judge United States District Court
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
HERNDON, Chief Judge
Pending before the Court is Robinson Steel Company's April 6, 2009 motion for summary judgment (Doc. 37). Robinson Steel argues that the Court should grant summary judgment as Spearman was discharged solely because of his poor performance and not because of his race and/or for complaining about discrimination. As of this date, Spearman hs not filed a response to the motion for summary judgment, despite the Court granting him an extension of time to respond to the motion.*fn1
Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1(c), the Court finds Spearman's failure to respond to the motion as an admission of the merits of the summary judgment motion.*fn2 Accordingly, the Court GRANTS the motion for summary judgment. The Court enters judgment in favor of Defendant Robinson Steel Company and against Cloetha R. Spearman, Sr. The Court ORDERS the Clerk of the Court to enter judgment reflecting the same.
IT IS SO ORDERED.