Trading Techs. Int'l., Inc. v. CQG, Inc., No. 10 C 718, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 6, 2011) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur denied plaintiff Trading Technologies' ("TT") motion to strike certain of defendants' (collectively "CQG") affirmative defenses and counterclaims.* The motion was originally filed September 1, 2010 and had been stayed by agreement as the parties attempted to negotiate a global settlement. Because allowing motions to lie "fallow" for so long was "undesirable" the Court dismissed the motion with leave to refile it should the parties restart the substantive portion of the case.

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