IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
May 13, 2013
IMELDA ESTRADA, PLAINTIFF,
J.C. PENNEY CORPORATION, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Although this action was removed to this District Court on May 3, 2013, defense counsel has ignored the explicit directive of this District Court's LR 5.2(f) that requires the delivery of paper copies of all filed documents for the assigned judge's use within one business day after filing.*fn1 To underscore the importance of that requirement to the case management procedures followed by this Court, the first paragraph in its website repeats the requirement, adding that a delivery to this Court's chambers on the date of filing, if possible, would be appreciated (although such earlier delivery is not essential).
Despite the literal one-business-day requirement of LR 5.2(f), this Court has customarily allowed a few days' grace time before the issuance of this type of memorandum order. In this instance that added time has elapsed without compliance by defense counsel, and it is hereby ordered:
1. that the missing copies of all filed documents other than the original notice of removal and its exhibits (that exception is occasioned by the fact that defense counsel filed an Amended Notice of Removal and its exhibits (Dkt. 8 and 8-1) on May 10) be delivered to this Court's chambers forthwith and
2. that such delivery be accompanied by a check for $100 payable to the "Clerk of the District Court" by reason of the LR 5.2(f) violation, a requirement foreshadowed by the opening provision in this Court's website.
This Court is contemporaneously issuing its customary scheduling order.