United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Rules

Admiralty Rules

LRSupE.2. Appraisal

In case of seizure of property in behalf of the United States, an appraisal for the purpose of bonding may be had by any party in interest, on giving one day’s notice of motion for the appointment of appraisers. If the parties or their attorneys and the United States attorney are present in court, such motion may be made instanter, after seizure and without notice.

Orders for the appraisal of property under arrest or attachment at the suite of a private party may be entered as of course, at the instance of any party interested, or upon the consent of the attorneys for the respective parties.

Unless otherwise ordered, only one appraiser shall be appointed. Where the respective parties do not agree in writing, the judge shall name the appraiser.

The appraiser shall give one day’s notice of the time and place of making the appraisal to the attorneys in the action. The appraisal shall be filed with the clerk.