Redesign of Motions for Sanctions/Damages

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Beginning Monday, March 13, 2017, the options to file a Motion for Sanctions or Damages  have been  redesigned  and expanded. We are required to collect certain statistical information, so there are now 6 options  available. The section of the law is included in the title of 5 of the motions to assist the filer in choosing the correct event. The 6th event, Motion for Sanctions/Damages is a generic event to be used if no other Sanctions/Damages motion applies. Several motions have the flexibility for the filer to select either Sanctions or Damages to match the title of the pdf.

Procedures have been posted and we encourage you to review the procedures with your staff, so you will be aware of the changes.

List of Revised Procedures

We will send another announcement on Monday, March 13, 2017, when the events will be available in LIVE CM/ECF.

If you have any questions, please contact our ECF Help Desk  at @ 312-408-7765.