United States District Court, Southern District of New York
January 13, 2003
ALEXANDER CASTILLO, PLAINTIFF,
WILLIAM J. FRASER, COMMISIONER, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; MARK FARSI, WARDEN, OTIS BANTUM CORRECTIONAL CENTER; JANE DOE, CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OF OTIS BANTUM CORRECTIONAL CENTER; ALL OF WHOM ARE BEING SUED IN THEIR OFFICIAL AND INDIVIDUAL CAPACTIES, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Whitman Knapp, Senior District Judge
On January 8, 2003, we received a letter from pro se Plaintiff Alexander Castillo (hereinafter the "Plaintiff"). In that letter (which was dated November 14, 2002, and was originally submitted to Chief Judge Mukasey), the Plaintiff contends that the affirmative defenses set forth in the Answer filed by Defendants William J. Fraser and Mark Farsi (hereinafter the "Defendants") should "be dismissed on the grounds that the same fail to state a valid, legally sufficient defense to the plaintiff's claim and that the same are not to be well taken as a matter of law." We construe the pro se Plantiff's letter liberally as a letter-motion to strike the affirmative defenses articulated in the Answer. We hereby direct the Defendants to file a response to the Plaintiff's motion to strike on or before February 12, 2003. The Plaintiff may thereafter file a reply to that response on or before March 14, 2003.
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