Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Illinois

Motion Spindled

I can check my ongoing civil court case on-line and on the most recent court date is listed the status as ''motion spindled''. What does that mean?

Asked on 7/08/04, 3:27 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Lawrence A. Stein Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa, LLC

Re: Motion Spindled

"Spindle" is Cook County jargon for the process of filing a motion, and filing the notice that the motion will be presented to the court for a hearing. A friend of mine who used to practice in Cook County and is now a judge thinks the term "spindle" is used because in Cook County the motion and notice papers were attached to the clerk's file with a needle, or "spindle."

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Answered on 7/08/04, 3:33 pm

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