United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division
February 6, 2014
LUIS DIAZ, Appellant,
LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL C. ROBERTS, P.C., Appellee.
MILTON I. SHADUR, Senior District Judge.
Although this action was filed on January 22, 2014, pro se appellant Luis Diaz ("Diaz") has ignored the explicit directive of this District Court's LR 5.2(f) that requires the delivery to this Court's chambers, within one business day after filing, of a paper copy of the pleadings and other documents required for consideration of the appeal. 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 grace period - at least a few working days, sometimes longer - before the issuance of this type of memorandum order. In this instance that added time has elapsed without compliance by appellant Diaz, and this Court hereby orders:
1. that the missing copy of the appellate documents 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.