Freightquote.com, Inc. v. Air Ocean Land Sol’ns., Inc., No. 98 C 346, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2009) (Shadur, Sen. J.).
Judge Shadur issued this Memorandum questioning whether plaintiff’s trademark infringement and related state law claims should have been brought in the Northern District. The complaint listed the parties’ citizenship as being in Delaware, Kansas, North Carolina and Texas. The lack of an Illinois resident or citizen in the case caused the Court to question whether the Northern District was the appropriate location for the suit. The Court did not rule upon the issue, but directed the parties to be prepared to discuss whether the Northern District was the appropriate forum for the case at the next hearing.