UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
November 2, 2010
HENRY R. TERRY, PLAINTIFF,
THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF PATCHOGUE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lindsay, Magistrate Judge
By order dated October 15, 2010, this Court directed Mr. Terry to make responsive document discovery available for inspection and copying at the defense counsel's office or to copy the documents at plaintiff's expense for the defendants by November 5, 2010.
On November 1, 2010, Mr. Terry delivered approximately eight boxes of documents to defense counsel demanding that they be copied while he waited. Defense counsel suggested that he accompany Mr. Terry to Kinko's to have them copied but Mr. Terry refused. The parties then contacted the court and Mr. Terry was again directed to either leave the original documents with defense counsel to be copied, or have a copy delivered to defense counsel. Mr. Terry chose to leave the documents.*fn1
By letter received this date the court has been advised that Mr. Terry removed the documents from Kinko's before the copying could be completed. See Sokoloff Letter, dated November 1, 2010. Mr. Terry is in direct violation of this court's October 15th and November 1st orders.
Mr. Terry will be given one final opportunity to comply with the court's directives. Accordingly, Mr. Terry is now directed to either deliver a full copy of the discovered documents to defense counsel by Friday November 5th or, return the documents to Kinkos before the close of business Wednesday, November 3rd. Failure to comply with this court's order will result in sanctions including recommending the preclusion of these documents as exhibits at trial.
ARLENE R. LINDSAY United States Magistrate Judge