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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Re "the value of a crystal-clear record of the parties’ consent to have a magistrate judge preside over their case under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)"

An opinion today out of Illinois is of interest because of its introduction. In Allan Stevo v. Pamela Frasor (ND Ill) Judge Hamilton writes:

This appeal is a reminder of the value of a crystal-clear record of the parties’ consent to have a magistrate judge preside over their case under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), especially when the magistrate judge assignment changes. Such a change occurred here, and the documentation of the consents to the new magistrate judge leaves something to be desired.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 17, 2011 10:18 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions