ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) -
Last week, after numerous motions to extend the time to respond, Bridget Bittman's attorney filed several Motions in response to various Motions to Dismiss.
Also filed was a Motion to allow excessive pages (over the court's maximum) and an extension to file those. Judge Holderman denied that Motion on May 1st, and ordered any further filing by Bittman's attorney be filed no later than today, May 4, 2015.
MINUTE entry before the Honorable James F. Holderman: Plaintiff Bridget Bittman's motion for leave to file excess pages , filed at 6:38 p.m. on the day her responses were due and after the court granted Bittman two extensions of time to file her responses, is denied. Bittman states that she needs 13 extra pages to address the numerous counts at issue in the two motions to dismiss (her third response complies with the Local Rules). But that issue stems from Bittman's decision to splice her claims into separate counts for each different theory of liability, a hallmark of state court code pleading. Defendants have all confined their briefs to this district's 15−page limit, and Bittman has chosen to file a separate response to each motion rather than an omnibus brief. She therefore has 45 pages in which to make her arguments, which is more than enough. Bittman shall file her two (now late) responses, in compliance with this district's page limits, by 5/4/2015.
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To view the other papers filed on April 30, 2015, download this zip file (here).
This is the lawsuit filed by Bittman claiming defamation and other things because citizens were exercising their rights to criticize their public servants and library employees for their actions in defending/not timely reporting of people accessing child pornography in the Orland Park Public Library.
We will keep you updated as time permits.