In Court Last Week: Nov.19-24
Glen Ahlers Ind. & on behalf v. Ford Motor CompanyFord’s motion for a substitute Judge was heard and granted. Judge Byron has sent the case to the Chief Judge for reassignment.
Tracy Suiter v. Walgreen Company of Illinois
Cause was called on Walgreen’s motion for a summary judgment. Walgreen’s motion was continued for 90 days to allow Suiter’s attorney Mike McGlynn an opportunity to depose employees present at the store on the date of the incident. Walgreen’s motion for summary judgment may be heard sooner than 90 days if depositions are completed early.
Shala Balster v. River Bend Contractors et.al.
A civil jury trial has been set for Nov. 14, 2005, in courtroom 327 before Judge Byron. Also, a motion to dismiss count VIII of Balster’s complaint is allowed based upon affidavit of Tom L. Hargens. The count is dismissed with prejudice.
Susan D. Stice v. Metro Heart Group of St. Louis et.al.
Defendant Erica Uppstrom M.D.'s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction called and heard by Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron. The motion was continued until Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. Also, a memo in opposition of the motion to dismiss was filed by Stice.
Laborers International Union v. SBC Communications
A case management conference was held and a hearing on SBC’s motion to dismiss was heard and taken under advisement.
Carol Lee Burgess v. Pfizer et.al.
Copy from Illinois Supreme Court- motion allowed. Motion by Burgess for an extension of time for filing a response to movant's motion for leave to file a second motion to transfer case number 04 L 527 Burgess v. Pfizer et.al. from Madison County to Cook County to consolidate Cook County case Rubel et.al. v. Pfizer et.al. to and including Nov. 23. Order entered by Justice Rarick.
Brian Elkins et.al. v. McLeod Express et.al.
McLeod motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens heard and denied. Georgia Pacific’s motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens heard and dismissed by Judge Byron. Judge Byron also denied motions to dismiss for improper venue.
James Hartman v. CSX Transportation
Hartman’s motion to compel was granted; CSX must answer within 30 days of Byron’s order.
Rosa White Ind. and on behalf v. America Online
White has until Dec. 31 to file a brief in support of class certification and AOL has until Feb. 11, 2005, to file a response to White’s brief. After that, White has three weeks to respond, then a class certification hearing will be set. AOL’s motion to dismiss pursuant to 2/619 was also denied. AOL was granted 30 days to respond or plead.
Daniel Kleuskens v. American Manufactures Mutual
Settlement was reached in this case, terms were not disclosed, and Judge Byron dismissed the case without prejudice.
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