IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
December 29, 2010
CP PRODUCTIONS, INC. PLAINTIFF,
DOES 1-300, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
In this action, currently scheduled for a status hearing on January 11, 2011, this Court has just learned of a "Motion To Quash Subpoena" that had been filed on December 16 by Sherry Park, a Charleston, Tennessee lawyer who lists herself as "Attorney For Doe 300." That motion, which came to this Court's attention only as a result of its practice of obtaining periodic printouts of pending motions in cases on its calendar, has violated than no fewer than three requirements imposed by this District Court's rules:
1. No Judge's copy was transmitted to this Court's chambers.
2. No notice of presentment accompanied the motion or was submitted shortly thereafter.
3. Attorney Park did not obtain, or seek leave to obtain, pro hac vice status.
As for the first of those violations, this Court's website contemplates the potential imposition of a fine on offending counsel (it is not this Court's responsibility to police electronic filings). Because attorney Park is an out-of-state lawyer (even though it is her responsibility to familiarize herself with local rules), no such fine will be imposed here --but this Court strikes the motion because of her multiple violations.
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