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 Cross-claim

 

 United States District Court
 Northern District of Illinois

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 Timing

Asserted With Answer

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Amendment of Answer to Assert Omitted Cross-Claim

The court may permit amendment of an answer to allow the assertion of an omitted crossclaim. . more...

Calculating the Due Date or Deadline Pursuant to the FRCP

Under amended FRCP 6(a)(1), all deadlines stated in days, no matter the length of the period, are computed more...

When determining the last day of a filing period stated in days, a day on which the clerk's more...

The end of the last day of a period is defined as midnight in the court's time zone more...

In determining what is the "next" day, one must continue counting in the same direction - that is, more...

Legal holidays are set forth and defined at Rule 6(a)(6). . more...

 Crossclaim Rules

Crossclaim Against Coparty

A pleading may state as a crossclaim any claim by one party against a coparty if the claim more...

Joinder

Rules 19 and 20 govern the addition of a person as a party to a counterclaim or crossclaim. more...

 Pleading Rules

Statement of Jurisdiction

A pleading that states a claim for relief must contain a short and plain statement of the grounds more...

Statement of Claim for Relief

Each claim for relief must contain a "short and plain" statement of the claim showing that the pleader more...

Each allegation must be simple, concise, and direct. No technical form is required. . more...

Statement of Claims and Defenses

Paragraphs, Separate Statements

A party must state its claims or defenses in numbered paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to more...

Adoption By Reference, Exhibits

A statement in a pleading may be adopted by reference elsewhere in the same pleading or in any more...

Separate Counts

A party must state its claims or defenses in numbered paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to more...

Alternative and Inconsistent Claims

Each allegation must be simple, concise, and direct. No technical form is required. more...

Alternative Statements of a Claim or Defense

A party may set out 2 or more statements of a claim or defense alternatively or hypothetically, either more...

Inconsistent Claims or Defenses

A party may state as many separate claims or defenses as it has, regardless of consistency. . more...

Construing Pleadings

Pleadings must be construed so as to do justice. . more...

Capacity and Authority

Except when required to show that the court has jurisdiction, a pleading need not allege: more...

A party s capacity to sue or be sued; more...

A party s authority to sue or be sued in a representative capacity; or more...

The legal existence of an organized association of persons that is made a party. . more...

Raising Those Issues

To raise any of those issues, a party must do so by a specific denial, which must state more...

Heightened Pleading Requirements

Rule 9 imposes heightened pleading requirements for, among other things, averments regarding fraud, conditions precedent, and special damages. more...

Actions Challenging The Constitutionality of a Statute

There are special notice and certification procedures for actions that challenge the constitutionality of a statute.(Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.1 implements 28 U.S.C. Section 2403 and replaces the former final three sentences more...

Prayer For Relief

A pleading that states a claim for relief must contain a demand for the relief sought, which may more...

Jury Demand

On any issue triable of right by a jury, a party may demand a jury trial by: more...

Serving the other parties with a written demand which may be included in a pleading no later more...

Filing the demand in accordance with Rule 5. . more...

Northern District of Illinois SmartRules procedural guide: JURY DEMAND. more...

Notify Clerk For Three Judge Case

The party instituting an action requiring a three-judge court must advise the clerk that such a court is more...

 Form and Format of Papers

Caption

Every pleading must have a caption with the court's name, a title, a file number, and a Rule more...

Signature

Every pleading, written motion, and other paper must be signed by at least one attorney of record in more...

Signature on Electronic Documents

The user log-in and password required to submit documents to the ECF system serve as the ECF user's more...

Additional Attorney Information Required

Electronically filed documents must include a signature block and must set forth the name, address, telephone number and more...

Signatures of Multiple Parties

In cases assigned to ECF, documents requiring signatures of more than one party must be electronically filed either more...

(1) transmitting a scanned document containing all necessary signatures; more...

(2) representing the consent of the other parties on the document; more...

(3) identifying on the document the parties whose signatures are required and by the submission of a notice more...

(4) in any other manner approved by the court. . more...

Additional Requirements

Northern District of Illinois SmartRules Guide: GENERAL RULES AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS. more...

 Additional Documents

Summons

With respect to any party who has not yet appeared in the action, a completed summons must be more...

Third-Party Summons

The Northern District third-party summons form is available online at . more...

Disclosure Statement

File With First Appearance

A party must file a disclosure statement with its first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request more...

Supplemental Filing

A party must promptly file a supplemental disclosure statement if any required information changes. . more...

Contents

A nongovernmental corporate party must file 2 copies of a disclosure statement that identifies any parent corporation and more...

Any non-governmental party, other than an individual or sole proprietorship, must file a statement identifying all its affiliates. more...

The disclosure statement must be attached to the document being filed. . more...

A party who has filed a disclosure statement must file a supplement to the statement within a reasonable more...

Registration for ECF System

Eligibility, registration and passwords are all covered in detail in the General Order on Electronic Case Filing, Section more...

Appearance Form

With his or her first appearance, any attorney (other than a United States Attorney or Assistant United States more...

Notice of Claims of Unconstitutionality

Counsel raising a question of the constitutionality of an Act of Congress affecting the public interest must promptly more...

Notice of Claims Involving Patents or Trademarks

Any party filing a pleading, complaint, or counterclaim which raises for the first time a claim arising under more...

Special Notice in Social Security Cases

Additional requirements apply to cases involving claims for Social Security benefits. . more...

 FILING AND SERVICE

E-Filing Required For Most Documents

All documents required to be filed with the court after September 30, 2005 in connection with an ECF more...

Exceptions - Documents That May Not Be Filed Electronically

The following categories of documents are not to be filed electronically: more...

pretrial services reports and presentence reports; more...

sealed complaints; more...

bonds; more...

letters of request; more...

other designated documents in accordance with procedures established by the Clerk of the Court; and more...

documents that the court expressly orders or permits to be filed in paper form. more...

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Electronically Submitted Documents Deemed Served

The Notice of Electronic Filing issued by the Court's ECF system constitutes service on all parties registered as more...

Traditional Service for Non-Filing Users

Parties in ECF cases who are not Filing Users or who have not consented to electronic service may more...

Within a Reasonable Time With Certificate of Service

A crossclaim must be filed with the court within a reasonable time after service, together with proof of more...

For updated information regarding electronic and traditional filing, Northern District of Illinois SmartRules procedural guide: Filing Instructions. more...

Service Required

Cross-claims must be served on all parties to the action. .Service may be made by mail or personal delivery, or, with consent of the party being served, by more...

Parties Who Have Not Yet Appeared

As to any party who has not yet appeared in the action, the cross-claim and summons must be more...

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