IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 4, 2010
MAURICE WALLACE, PLAINTIFF,
CARL MILLER, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Donald G. Wilkerson United States Magistrate Judge
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories, or in the Alternative, Motion to Appoint Counsel and Memorandum in Support (Docs. 67 and 68). For good cause shown, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff's Motion to Appoint Counsel. Accordingly, after a random pick, attorney Benjamin Lipman of the law firm Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, 600 Washington Avenue, Suite 2500, St. Louis, Missouri 63101, is hereby APPOINTED to represent the Plaintiff in this matter pursuant to SDIL-LR 83.1(i).*fn1 Mr. Lipman is directed to file his entry of appearance on or before November 25, 2010. The Court informs Mr. Lipman that Plaintiff is currently incarcerated by the Illinois Department of Corrections at the Tamms Correctional Center.
In the event Plaintiff continues to experience difficulty obtaining discovery responses from Defendants, Plaintiff's appointed counsel may raise this issue with the Court. Therefore, Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories is DENIED without prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.