The opinion of the court was delivered by: DOUGLAS EATON, Magistrate Judge
1. On November 3, 2005, John P. McNaboe, Esq. sent an
affirmation to Judge Marrero and to me, requesting that he and
his law firm be permitted to withdraw as counsel for Dr. Verden
Evans. Judge Marrero has authorized me to grant the request, and
I hereby grant it. I direct the Docket Clerk to amend the first
page of the docket sheet to show that Dr. Evans is now
represented solely by Martin Bowe, Esq. of the New York City Law
2. On December 6, 2005, Mr. Bowe and I held the Initial Case
Management Conference by telephone with pro se plaintiff Shawn
Hamlett, who is now in Pinellas County Jail in Florida, awaiting
a January 17, 2006 trial on a robbery charge. He confirmed that
he has received the defendants' Answer to his Complaint. I
directed him to write to me (with a copy to Mr. Bowe) and to
advise me promptly of(a) the outcome of his Florida trial and (b)
any change in his mailing address. Mr. Bowe said that he will
mail, to Mr. Hamlett, several blank authorizations for the City
Law Department to obtain medical records directly from Mr.
Hamlett's medical providers. I directed Mr. Hamlett to fill in,
to the best of his recollection, the name and address of each
medical department or clinic or hospital or private doctor that
he consulted from January 1, 1999 to the present. He should use a
separate authorization form for each medical provider, sign it in
front of a notary public, and mail it back to Mr. Bowe as soon as
possible. 3. I told Mr. Hamlett that he may write interrogatories to be
answered by any specific defendant or defendants, with a maximum
of 25 interrogatories for any one defendant. I explained that Mr.
Hamlett should mail the interrogatories to Mr. Bowe, who will
have the responsibility to get signed answers from the specified
defendant or defendants.
4. I directed that all discovery must be commenced in time to
be completed by May 30, 2006.
5. I also directed that any party wishing to make a dispositive
motion must write a letter to Judge Marrero by June 15, 2006, not
to exceed two pages, concisely describing the basis for the
proposed motion and requesting a pre-motion conference or
permission to file a formal motion.
6. I now add the following direction. If (and only if) no
dispositive motion has been proposed by June 15, 2006, then, by
July 10, 2006, the defendants must serve their sections of a
pre-trial order and, by July 31, 2006, plaintiff must serve his
sections and, by August 25, 2006, the parties must file the joint
pre-trial order, in a format that complies with the trial judge's
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