The Northern District of Illinois has a critical number of vacancies. Judge St. Eve just left for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Zagel took senior status in October 2016. Judge Zagel took senior status in March 2017 and passed away shortly thereafter. Judge Der-Yeghiayan retired in February 2018. Senior Judge Shadur (who maintained a very full

Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge Castillo referred to Judge Shadur as a “legend” for his “dedication, . . . remarkable work

Levi Strauss & Co., v. Zhejiang Weidu Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 28, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur sua sponte struck defendant Yogeemall’s answer and affirmative defenses with leave to refile for the following deficiencies:

  • Yogeemall’s denials based upon lack of information and belief were “oxymoronic.” One

Anuwave LLC v. Assoc. Banc-Corp. d/b/a Assoc. Bank, N.A., No. 16 C 9925, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 26, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur sua sponte dismissed plaintiff Anuwave’s patent complaint for improper venue with leave to refile in defendant Associated Bank’s “home territory (which it shares with the Green Bay Packers, not

Paradine, LLC v. Felfel Corp. d/b/a Filfel Mediterranean Fast Food Restaurant, No. 16 C 7586, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 31, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur advised defendant Felfel to respond to plaintiff Paradine’s Lanham Act false designation and unfair competition case regarding Felfel’s Filfel Mediterranean Fast Food Restaurant.

An individual who appeared

LHF Prods., Inc. v. Does 1-31, No. 16 C 6803, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 11, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur denied Doe defendant’s motion to quash plaintiff LHF Productions’ third party to Comcast seeking account information regarding what is allegedly Doe’s internet account in this BitTorrent copyright case.

The Court held that