Settlement Dismissal Orders
Prior to submitting a proposed Order of dismissal, counsel should review the following Seventh Circuit cases which discuss the retention of federal jurisdiction to enforce the terms of a settlement agreement: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ass’n v. American Express Co., 467 F.3d 634 (7th Cir. 2006) and Shapo v. Engle, 463 F.3d 641 (7th Cir. 2006). The parties also may wish to review the article, "What’s an Attorney to Do? Ensuring Federal Jurisdiction Over Settlement Agreements in Light of Recent Seventh Circuit Cases," by Judge Denlow that may be accessed at: http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/JUDGE/DENLOW/FederalJurisdiction.pdf. The Court directs counsels' attention to LR 54.2 taxing costs for unused jury panels to the parties.