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VARIOUS PLAINTIFFS v. OneGROUPE INTERNATIONAL

United States District Court, S.D. New York


August 22, 2005.

Various Plaintiffs
v.
OneGroupe International, et. al.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: LEWIS KAPLAN, District Judge

Dear Judge Kaplan:

Lateko Bank respectfully requests that the Court issue an order dismissing the 20 plaintiffs who have failed to respond to its Interrogatory 23 despite the Court's instructions that they do so or face dismissal.

In its motion for summary judgment dated May 20, 2005, Lateko Bank requested that the Court dismiss the claims of those plaintiffs who still had not responded to Interrogatory 23, which concerns whether the named plaintiff was presenting the claims of other persons in this lawsuit.*fn1 On August 1, 2005, this Court ruled that "plaintiffs who have not responded to Interrogatory 23 shall complete and serve sworn answers to it within two weeks of the date of this order. Any failure to do so may result in dismissal of their claims." August 1, 2005 Order at 12. Two weeks after the Court's order was Monday, August 15, 2005.

  Notwithstanding this clear admonition, 20 plaintiffs failed to respond to Interrogatory 23 by the deadline. These plaintiffs are Granted. Case dismissed as to Does 62, 73, 109, 129, 154, 246, 258, 551, 554, 597, 614, 690, 692, 700, 704, 787, 822, 827, 872 and 891.

  Interrogatory 23 is important because Lateko Bank has a right to know the identities of the real parties in interest of the claims against it in this lawsuit — particularly in view of the imminent trial of this case. The importance of obtaining answers to this interrogatory has been made evident as it has been revealed that certain plaintiffs are, in fact, presenting claims on behalf of other persons.

  SO ORDERED. The plaintiffs who still have refused to respond to Interrogatory 23, despite being ordered by the Court to do so, should now have their claims dismissed.

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