Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 1, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur appointed defendant counsel from the N.D. Illinois trial bar with experience in IP cases, after finding that defendant’s In Forma Pauperis Application sufficiently showed defendant’s inability to pay counsel; that both parties and the Court would benefit from the representation; and that defendant had made appropriate, albeit unsuccessful, efforts to retain counsel. 

Having appointed counsel, the Court ordered counsel to review plaintiff’s complaint and then file a responsive pleading within approximately three weeks.