Case Management Conference set six months in future, am I allowed to move to force it to occur sooner?

Asked over 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

I filed a chancery injunction complaint on December 10, 2012 in Cook County. The Defendants are sophisticated and efficient and my presumption is that they will file an appearance and answer within 30 days of being served as is required. Today the case appeared on the electronic docket with the first hearing with the judge scheduled for June 10, 2013! I was a defendant in an emergency chancery action during the second quarter of 2011 and the attorneys for the Plaintiffs filed on April 21 and the hearing occurred on April 28. With respect to my December 10, 2012 filing, I had hoped for a hearing soon after the defendants are required to respond to my complaint. Can I move for this, or am I stuck with waiting six months?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. David Matthew Gotzh

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Just a status date, something sooner can be motioned up.

  2. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You are being very foolish to represent yourself. By your own statement, the Defendants are sophisticated. You can get a hearing earlier than the routinely set 6 month status date. Don't attempt this on your own.

  3. Robert Thomas Kuehl

    Pro

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . PLEASE hire an attorney. What usually happens when one is pursuing a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) is that a verified complaint is filed as well as a motion for TRO (with supporting affidavit and a supporting memorandum of law) and a notice of motion (notice must be given unless one has reason to believe that providing notice would somehow harm or destroy the substance of the litigation or defeat its purpose). A motion for a preliminary injunction is frequently combined with the TRO motion (alternate relief). This is complicated stuff so please sit down with an attorney and all relevant documents as soon as possible. If you're going to forge ahead on your own, make sure you have a copy of and thoroughly review the judge’s standing order. Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Robert T. Kuehl
    Kuehl Law, P.C.
    Chicago, Illinois
    312-840-8270
    Email: bob@kuehllawpc.com
    Website: www.kuehllawpc.com

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