Federal Civil Right Case Nr. 13-CV-04924


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July 10th, 2013 Annabel K. Melongo, as a Pro Se, filed a civil right case in federal, Nr. 13-CV-04924, naming various prosecutors, sherriff officers and Cook County Personnel as defendants. The case is assigned to Judge John F. Grady. 1
July 10th, 2013 Annabel K. Melongo, files a motion for attorney representation. 2
July 10th, 2013 Annabel K. Melongo, files a motion to stay the legal proceedings. 3
July 23rd, 2013 Through a recommendation made by Judge John F. Grady, the case is assigned to Judge John Z. Lee 4
August 16th, 2013 Judge John Z. Lee grants Plaintiff's motion for Attorney representation and appoints Dean A. Monco from the law firm Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer. 5
September 30th, 2013 Dean A. Monco files a motion for a status conference. 6
October 3rd, 2013 Dean A. Monco withdraws as Plaintiff's attorney alleging unfamiliarity with 42 U.S. Code Ä€§ 1983 claims. 7
October 23rd, 2013 Annabel K. Melongo, as a Pro Se, presents a motion for status conference and requests a new lawyer. 8
October 29th, 2013 Status conference requested by Annabel K. Melongo is held. Judge John Lee appoints Michael Sennett from Jones Day. 9
December 4th, 2013 Erin Lind Shencopp from Jones Day files appearance on behalf of Annabel K. Melongo. 10
February 6th, 2014 Michael Sennett and Erin Lind Shencopp from Jones Day withdraw as Annabel K. Melongo lawyers citing differences in opinions. Judge John Z. Lee grants the motion and requests plaintiff to obtain a lawyer by 04/04/2014. 11
April 4th, 2014 Jennifer A. Bonjean from the Bonjean Law Group files appearance on behalf of Annabel K. Melongo. 12
April 8th, 2014 Status hearing is held with no defendant in court. Judge John Lee sets the deadline to file an amended complaint to May 18th, 2014. 13
May 20th, 2014 Status hearing is held and Jennifer Bonjean requests additional time to file amended complaint. Judge John Lee sets the deadline to file the amended complaint to May 23rd, 2014. 14
June 5th, 2014 Jennifer Bonjean on behalf of Annabel K. Melongo filed the amended complaint and terminates Anita Alvarez as a defendant. 15
June 16th, 2014 Attorney Christopher Rudolf Smith files appearance on behalf of Annabel K. Melongo. 16
July 2nd, 2014 Attorney Steven L. Garcia files appearance for Cook County, Kate O'Hara, Robert Podlasek, Antonio Rubino. 17
July 2nd, 2014 Attorney Steven L. Garcia files a motion for extension of time and to stay the proceedings arguing that certain facts alleged in the complaint are still pending in criminal court, People v. Melongo, 08CR10502. 18
July 8th, 2014 Judge John Z. Lee grants Defendants' motion for extension of time and to stay the proceedings. 19
July 15th, 2014 Thor Yokinobu Inouye files appearance on behalf of Lisa Madigan. 20
July 24th, 2014 Attorney Steven L. Garcia files appearance for Tom Dart, James Dillon, Julie Gunnigle, Rich Lesiak. 21
July 28th, 2014 Attorney Thor Yukinobu Inouye files a motion to quash summons on behalf of Lisa Madigan. 22
July 30th, 2014 Judge John Z. Lee grants Lisa Madigan's motion to quash summons. 23
August 26th, 2014 Status hearing is held and the court is informed that Melongo's pending criminal trial resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict with no appeal. Plaintiff's motion to file an amended complaint is granted. Status hearing is set to October 15th, 2014. 24
October 10th, 2014 Jugde Lee reset the October 15th, 2014 status hearing to November 5th, 2014. 25
November 5th, 2014 Jennifer Bonjean filed the Second Amended Complaint on behalf of Plaintiff, Annabel Melongo. Defendants Laurel Laudin, Cook County Court Reporter, and Amber Haqqani, Illinois Attorney General Forensic Expert, are terminated. 26
November 5th, 2014 Judge Lee ordered Plaintiff to serve the Second Amended Complaint to the defendants; he also ordered the defendants to respond to the pleadings by January 9th, 2014.The status hearing is set to January 13th, 2014. 27
November 10th, 2014 Summons issued to Defendants Kyle French, Carol Spizzirri, Randy Roberts, William Martin and the Village of Schiller Park
December 18th, 2014 Eric D. Kaplan and Christopher S. Wunder filed appearance for William Martin and the Village of Schiller Park. 28
January 9th, 2015 Eric D. Kaplan filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim on behalf of William Martin and the Village of Schiller Park 29
January 9th, 2015 Thomas Nowinski filed appearance for Antonio Rubino, Rick Lesiak, James Dillon, Julie Gunnigle, Robert Podlasek, Randy Roberts, Tom Dart and Cook County 30
January 9th, 2015 Thomas Nowinski filed a notice and a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim for the county's defendants 31
January 13th, 2015 Judge Lee ordered Plaintiff to respond to Defendants' motion on February 13th, 2015 and that Defendants must reply by February 27th, 2015. The Discovery is stayed pending ruling by mail 32
January 23rd, 2015 Thor Yukinobu Inouye filed appearance on behalf of Kyle French 33
January 23rd, 2015 Thor Yukinobu Inouye filed a notice and a motion for extension of time to file answer and/or motion for relief on behalf of Kyle French 34
January 27th, 2015 Judge Lee denied Kyle French's motion for extension of time to file an answer and ordered him to either file a timely response or to join the others Defendants' motion to dismiss 35
February 9th, 2015 Thor Yukinobu Inouye filed a notice and a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim on behalf of Kyle French 36
February 13th, 2015 Jennifer Bonjean filed a response in opposition to Cook County's Defendants Motion to dismiss on behalf of Annabel K. Melongo 37
February 13th, 2015 Jennifer Bonjean filed a response in opposition to Schiller Park's Defendants Motion to dismiss on behalf of Annabel K. Melongo 38
February 17th, 2015 Judge Lee ordered Plaintiff to respond to Defendant's Kyle French motion to dismiss on March 4th, 2015 and Kyle French to reply on March 18th, 2015 39
February 23rd, 2015 Reply by Detective William Martin and Schiller Park Police to Plaintiff's response of their Motion to Dismiss 40
February 27th, 2015 Notice and Reply by Antonio Rubino, Rick Lesiak, James Dillon, Julie Gunnigle, Robert Podlasek, Randy Roberts, Tom Dart and Cook County to Plaintiff's response of their Motion to Dismiss 41
March 4th, 2015 Jennifer Bonjean filed a response to Kyle French's Motion to dismiss on behalf of Annabel K. Melongo 42
March 18th, 2015 Notice and Reply by Kyle French to Plaintiff's response of his Motion to Dismiss 43
April 8th, 2015 Judge Lee resets the statue hearing to May 12th, 2015 44
May 8th, 2015 Judge John Z. Lee resets the statue hearing to June 20th, 2015 45
June 9th, 2015 But for three counts granted with prejudice, Judge Lee denied Defendants various motions to dismiss 46
June 10th, 2015 Judge Lee set deadlines for Default motions, Amended Complaint, Defendants' response to Amended Complaint and Discovery schedule 47
June 18th, 2015 Jennifer Bonjean, on behalf of Annabel Melongo, file a motion requesting default judgment against Carol Spizzirri and Mathew Markos 48
July 7th, 2015 Detective William Martin answers to Melongo's Second Amended Complaints and lists his Affirmative Defenses 49
July 7th, 2015 Kyle French requests an extension of time to answer to Melongo's Second Amended Complaint. 50
July 7th, 2015 Cook County Defendants answer to Melongo's Second Amended Complaint and list their Affirmative Defenses 51
July 10th, 2015 Donald John Angelini, Jr filed appearance on behalf of Carol Spizzirri. 52
July 10th, 2015 Kyle French answered to Melongo's Second Amended Complaint and filed his Affirmative Defenses. 53
July 10th, 2015 Mr. Donald John Angelini, Jr., filed a motion to set aside default judgment on behalf of Carol Spizzirri. 54
July 28th, 2015 Judge John Z. Lee grants Defendant Kyle French's Motion for extension of time and denied Defendant Spirrizzi's motion to set aside default for failure to present. 55
July 29th, 2015 Mr. Donald John Angelini, Jr., filed a second motion to set aside default judgment on behalf of Carol Spizzirri and provides reason why he nor Spizzirri didn't come to court. 56
August 11th, 2015 Judge John Z. Lee grants Defendant's Carol Spizzirri motion to vacate any and all default judgments and also grants her leave to respond to the pleading. The judge set the initial Discovery Requests to 09/25/2015 and the facts Discovery to 02/29/2016. The status hearing is set to 11/04/2015 57
August 12th, 2015 Attorney Miguel E. Larios files appearance on behalf of Defendant Kyle French 58
August 18th, 2015 Defendant Carol Spizzirri answers to Plaintiff Amended Complaint 59
August 19th, 2015 Defendant Carol Spizzirri files her Affirmative Defenses 60
September 24th, 2015 Jennifer Bonjean, Plaintiff Annabel K Melongo lawyer, file a motion for leave to file Ex Parte motion to withdraw 61
September 29th, 2015 Assistant's State Attorney Thomas Nowinski withdrawing as counsel for Defendants Tom Dart, James Dillon, Julie Gunnigle, Rich Lesiak, Kate O'Hara,Robert Podlasek, Randy Roberts, Antonio Rubino and substituting Michael J. A. Pasquinelli 62
September 29th, 2015 ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Tom Dart, James Dillon, Julie Gunnigle, Rich Lesiak, Kate O'Hara, Robert Podlasek, Randy Roberts, Antonio Rubino by Michael J. A. Pasquinelli 63
October 5th, 2015 Judge John Z. Lee grants Plaintiff's counsel, Jennifer Bonjean, motion to withdraw along with her local counsel Christopher Smith. Plaintiff Annabel K Melongo didn't object. The judge asks Plaintiff to present a lawyer by the following status hearing on 11/04/2015 64
October 19th, 2015 Attorney Martin D. Syvertsen files appearance for Defendants Cook County, Tom Dart, James Dillon, Julie Gunnigle, Rich Lesiak, Kate O'Hara, Robert Podlasek, Randy Roberts, Antonio Rubino 65
October 19th, 2015 Attorney Michael Pasquinelli withdraws his representation for Defendants Cook County, Tom Dart, James Dillon, Julie Gunnigle, Rich Lesiak, Kate O'Hara, Robert Podlasek, Randy Roberts, Antonio Rubino. Although filed document reflect that it's Attorney Thomas Nowinski 66
November 4th, 2015 Attorney Blake Wolfe Horwitz files appearance for Plaintiff Annabel K. Melongo 67
November 4th, 2015 Attorney Kara Brooke Amouyal files appearance for Plaintiff Annabel K. Melongo 68
November 4th, 2015 Judge John Z. Lee orders the Defendants to provide any outstanding written discovery to Plaintiff's lawyers by 11/06/2015. The judge also orders the parties to provide a proposed discovery schedule before the 12/03/2015 status hearing. 69
December 2nd, 2015 Attorney Martin D. Syvertsen files a Planned Meeting Report pursuant to Rule 26(f) 70
December 3rd, 2015 Judge John Z. Lee orders the transfer of Plaintiff's case file between former and new lawyer.The judge also orders the parties to provide a proposed discovery schedule by 01/08/2016 before the 01/12/2016 status hearing. 71