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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Court Rules - Civil Proceedings - Settlement, Litigation and Case Management Conferences

II. CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

ARTICLE 8: SETTLEMENT, LITIGATION AND CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES

8.01 SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE

In actions in which a settlement conference is held, the attorney for the plaintiff shall prepare a typewritten or electronic settlement conference memorandum substantially in the form in the Appendix of Forms, and shall deliver a copy to the judge and all counsel of record seven (7) days prior to the settlement conference. The Court may order the other parties to submit a settlement conference memorandum. The attorney for each party shall have ascertained in advance of the settlement conference the extent of settlement authority. The Court may order trial attorneys, parties, insurance adjusters or other interested persons to attend the settlement conference.

8.01(a) SMALL CLAIMS SUBROGATION SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES (Added eff. 7/8/09)

Every Small Claims subrogation action is subject to a mandatory settlement conference.

Small Claims subrogation conferences shall be conducted by the assigned trial judge. All attorneys shall fully cooperate with the Court in preparation for and attendance at the conference.

Attorneys for all parties and insurance adjusters, with full authority to settle the case, shall personally appear at the time and date set for settlement conference.

8.02 LITIGATION CONFERENCE

The Court may order a litigation conference in any case deemed appropriate.

8.03 INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE EXEMPTION

The following case categories are excepted from the "Initial Case Management Conference" requirement under Supreme Court Rule 218(A):

  • Adoption (AD)
  • Arbitration (AR) - Non-Jury
  • Family (F)
  • Mental Health (MH)
  • Miscellaneous Remedy (MR)
  • Municipal Corporation (MC)
  • Order of Protection (OP)
  • Ordinance Violation (OV)
  • Probate (P)
  • Small Claims (SC)
  • Tax (TX)

 In jury cases requiring arbitration (AR), a case management conference need not be held unless and until a rejection of the arbitration award is filed pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 93. A case management conference shall be held within forty-five (45) days of the rejection filing date.

The party rejecting the award shall notice the case before the Court not more than fourteen (14) days after the rejection for the purpose of setting a case management conference.

The rule shall not preclude the Court on its own motion from setting a case management conference on a case that is subject to arbitration.

8.04 L, ED AND LM CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES

In all L, ED and LM (other than Forcible Entry and Detainer) cases where a Case Management Conference is scheduled, counsel for the plaintiff shall prepare, in cooperation with all other counsel, a Case Management Conference order on the form provided by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Counsel for plaintiff shall deliver a copy of the completed and signed Case Management Conference form seven (7) days prior to the Case Management Conference date to the judge before whom the conference is scheduled. The Case Management Conference order will bind all parties accordingly.