Garcia v. City of Chicago, No. 07 C 5828, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 10, 2007) (Shadur, J.).

Judge Shadur sua sponte struck certain denials in defendant’s answer. The Court held that it was improper to deny those allegations for which defendant stated it lacked sufficient information or belief to respond and, therefore, struck them from the answer. Additionally, the Court noted that defendants had not provided the Court with courtesy copies pursuant to Local Rule 5.2(e).

Practice tip: Courtesy copies often get lost in the administrative shuffle after a complex filing. But there are few things more important than providing the Court with easy access to your papers.