The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is hosting a program designed to introduce the Northern District of Illinois’ newest district court judges on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, along with one hour of credit, pending approval. The event is being hosted at the Chicago

DR Distribs., LLC v. 21 Century Smoking, Inc., No. 12 C 50324, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 1, 2016) (Johnston, Mag. J.).

Magistrate Judge Johnston granted defendant’s motion to allow it to supplement its damages expert’s report in this intellectual property dispute.

As an initial matter, the Court noted that the parties had their

DR Distribs., LLC v. 21st Century Smoking, Inc., No. 12 C 50324, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 15, 2015) (Johnston, Mag. J.).

Judge Johnston denied defendants’ motion to compel the deposition of plaintiff’s prior trademark prosecution counsel.

Citing the “goose-and-gander” and “same monks, same haircuts” rule, the Court sought to be consistent in

Chief Judge Holderman offered his final State of the Court speech last month.  Judge Castillo takes over as Chief Judge July 1, 2013.  Here are the highlights from the address:

  • “Filings are up and funding is down.”  While the state of the court is good, prposped further budget cuts and reduced funding may force reduced