United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
August 23, 2010
VALENTINE & KEBARTAS
Name of Assigned Judge Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge Amy J. St. Eve than Assigned Judge
DOCKET ENTRY TEXT
Joint status report to be filed by 9/28/10. Initial status hearing set for 10/1/10 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1241.
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INITIAL STATUS REPORT
This case has been assigned to the calendar of Judge Amy J. St. Eve. The parties are directed to meet pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and conduct a planning conference. At least 4 business days prior to the initial status in this case, please file a joint initial status report (with a courtesy copy to the Courtroom Deputy, room 1238), containing the following information:
1. The Nature of the Case
A. Identify the attorneys of record for each party, including the lead trial attorney.
B. State the basis for federal jurisdiction.
C. Describe the nature of the claims asserted in the complaint and any counterclaims.
D. State the major legal and factual issues in the case.
E. Describe the relief sought by the plaintiff(s).
2. Pending Motions and Case Plan
A. Identify All Pending Motions
B. Submit a proposal for a discovery plan, including the following information:
A. The general type of discovery needed;
B. A date for Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures;
C. A date to issue written discovery;
D. A fact discovery completion date;
E. An expert discovery completion date, including dates for the delivery of expert reports; and
F. A date for the filing of dispositive motions.
C. With respect to trial, indicate the following:
A. Whether a jury trial is requested; and
B. The probable length of trial; and
3. Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge
C Indicate whether the parties consent unanimously to proceed before a Magistrate Judge.
4. Status of Settlement Discussions
A. Indicate whether any settlement discussions have occurred;
B. Describe the status of any settlement discussions; and
C. Whether the parties request a settlement conference.
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