Evanger's Cat and Dog Food, Company, Inc. v. Thixton
||Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co., Inc.
||December 22, 2017
||US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
||Edmond E. Chang
|Nature of Suit:
||Assault, Libel, and Slander
|Cause of Action:
||28 U.S.C. § 1332
|Jury Demanded By:
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|September 27, 2019
MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order signed by the Honorable Edmond E. Chang. For the reasons stated in the Opinion, Defendant's motion 36 to dismiss is granted in large part and denied only as to the defamation and Deceptive Practices Act claims prem ised on the "Wild Calling" article. All other claims are dismissed with prejudice. The parties shall confer on the discovery going forward, which might be very limited. The status hearing of 10/03/2019 remains as previously scheduled, although the parties may jointly contact the courtroom deputy if they wish to postpone it for a few weeks. The parties also shall commence settlement negotiations no later than 10/10/2019. Emailed notice(slb, )
|August 13, 2018
MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order signed by the Honorable Edmond E. Chang. For the reasons stated in the Opinion, jurisdictional discovery is needed before definitively deciding whether Illinois can assert personal jurisdiction over Thixton. The two speci fic lines of inquiry are discussed in the Opinion. The motion 13 to dismiss is denied in part without prejudice (on jurisdiction) and terminated in part without prejudice (on the Rule 12(b)(6) arguments). The parties shall confer over a discovery plan. The status hearing of 09/06/2018 remains as scheduled. The parties shall file a joint status report on the proposed discovery plan by 08/31/2018.Emailed notice(slb, )
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