Russell v. John Doe et al

Northern District of Illinois, ilnd-1:2016-cv-05950

MEMORANDUM Order: For the reasons stated in this memorandum order, it is expected that attorney Martin will communicate with Russell promptly and carry forward the designated representation in the regular course. Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 8/1/2017:Mailed notice

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Case: 1:16-cv-05950 Document #: 40 Filed: 08/01/17 Page 1 of 1 PageID #:115 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION MIKE D. RUSSELL,)) Plaintiff,)) v.) Case No. 16 C 5950) KITCHEN SUPERVISOR BRUCE) JOHN DOE, et al.,)) Defendants.) MEMORANDUM ORDER Prisoner plaintiff Mike Russell ("Russell") has filed a hand-printed letter addressed to this Court (Dkt. No. 38) in which he complains that attorney Alan Martin, who had been designated to act as Russell's counsel under this District Court's trial bar program, had not communicated with Russell since his May 24 designation. Because Russell's letter does not reflect the transmittal of a copy to attorney Martin, it constitutes an impermissible ex parte communication. Accordingly: 1. In addition to sending a copy of this memorandum order to Russell, this Court is contemporaneously transmitting copies of Russell's letter and this memorandum order to attorney Martin. 2. It is expected that attorney Martin will communicate with Russell promptly and carry forward the designated representation in the regular course. __________________________________________ Milton I. Shadur Date: August 1, 2017 Senior United States District Judge