Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. GL Consultants, Inc., No. 05 C 4120 & 5164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2010) (Schenkier, Mag. J.).

Judge Schenkier set without the following procedures the parties were required to follow before filing discovery motions with the Court, beyond the standard Local Rule 37.2 meet and confer requirement:*

  1. Moving party must send opposing counsel a letter setting forth with specificity the relief it was seeking and the basis for the argument, including citing authority;
  2. Opposing counsel has seven days to respond to the letter in writing with similar specificity, including any areas of agreement;
  3. Within five days of opposing counsel’s letter, the parties must have a face-to-face Local Rule 37.2 meet and confer including counsel with full authority to resolve the dispute;
  4. The parties then have five days to prepare a joint statement of the results of the meet and confer not to exceed twenty-five pages; and
  5. The moving party then has five days to file a motion, without a supporting brief, not to exceed five pages.

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