IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
August 4, 2010
ROBERT STOUT, JR., PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
This matter comes before the Court for case management. On August 2, 2010, Stout filed a reply to Defendant's response to Plaintiff's petition for attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (Doc. 29). Local Rule 7.1 (c) states in part:
Reply briefs are not favored and should be filed only in exceptional circumstances. The party filing the reply brief shall state the exceptional circumstances.
Here, Stout's reply does not state the exceptional circumstances as to why a reply brief is needed. Thus, the Court STRIKES the reply.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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