IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
March 25, 2009
GERARDO FIGUEROA, PLAINTIFF,
TRI-CITY HIGHWAY PRODUCTS, INC., AND MARTIN A. GALASSO, JR., PRESIDENT OF TRI CITY HIGHWAY PRODUCTS, INC., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: David E. Peebles U.S. Magistrate Judge
Currently pending before the court in connection with this action is a motion by plaintiff Gerardo Figueora, who is proceeding pro se, for leave to file a late jury demand. Dkt. No. 20. Plaintiff's motion is vigorously opposed by the defendants. Dkt. Nos. 21, 22.
Oral argument was conducted in connection with plaintiff's motion on March 20, 2009, in Binghamton, New York. Following the close of argument I exercised my discretion pursuant to Rules 6(b) and 39 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in favor of permitting plaintiff to file a late jury demand in the case. Based upon the foregoing and the court's bench decision, which is incorporated herein by reference, it is hereby
ORDERED, that plaintiff's motion for leave to file a late jury demand in this action is GRANTED; and it is further
ORDERED, that any jury demand filed in accordance with this order must be submitted, with proof of service upon defendants' counsel, on or before April 9, 2009; and it is further
ORDERED, that the clerk is directed to forward a copy of this order to defendants' counsel, electronically, and to the plaintiff pro se plaintiff, by regular mail.
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