IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
December 6, 2010
EASTERN DIVISION THELMA STEWART, PLAINTIFF,
THE BRACHFELD LAW GROUP, A CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, AND LVNV FUNDING LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Counsel for plaintiff Thelma Stewart ("Stewart") has, as instructed, favored this Court with a copy of a letter to her that (1) encloses a copy of the November 16, 2010 memorandum opinion and order dismissing her action and (2) states in part:
We are currently evaluating this matter to determine if we should appeal this decision, or file her case in a different district.
Although this Court remains firmly committed to the substantive view expressed in the dismissal order, if Stewart's counsel is indeed giving serious consideration to the possibility of pursuing her claim in an appropriate venue, this Court has no desire to see Stewart (or even her counsel) saddled with the prospect of preparing a new complaint and incurring a new $350 filing fee.
Accordingly this Court sua sponte vacates its dismissal of the Complaint and this action. This vacatur is conditional, however: If Stewart's counsel does not indeed direct this Court, on or before December 17, to transfer this action to another judicial district, the order of dismissal will be reinstated.
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