IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
January 18, 2013
CHERYL HELFRICH, PLAINTIFF,
CITY OF COLLINSVILLE, AND COLLINSVILLE POLICE OFFICER LUKE TILLMAN, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge:
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Pending before the Court is defendant City of Collinsville, Illinois's (Collinsville) motion for abstention (Doc. 15). Collinsville requests a stay of this action pending resolution of defendant Luke Tillman's state criminal charges. Plaintiff did not respond to Collinsville's motion. See SDIL-LR 7.1(c)(1),(g); 5.1(c). Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1(c), the Court deems plaintiff's failure to respond as an admission of the merits of Collinsville's motion. SDIL-LR 7.1(c). Alternatively, the Court deems a stay of this action pending resolution of the trial phase of defendant Luke Tillman's state criminal charges is appropriate under the circumstances. Accordingly, Collinsville's motion is GRANTED (Doc. 15). Thus, it is HEREBY ORDERED that this action is STAYED pending resolution of the trial phase of defendant Luke Tillman's state criminal charges. The parties shall keep the Court informed of all pertinent developments in defendant Luke Tillman's state criminal proceedings with a status report every three months (March 15th, June 15th, September 15th and January 15th) and shall notify the Court once the trial phase is complete.
IT IS SO ORDERED. Digitally signed by David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
Date: 2013.01.18 13:26:30 -06'00'
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