UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
December 30, 2010
LOUIS DIEZ, PLAINTIFF,
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, (IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.) DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Seybert, District Judge:
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Pending before the Court is Plaintiff's motion to consolidate (Docket No. 52), which seeks to consolidate this case with actions pending in New York Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Through Magistrate Judge Wall, this Court has already denied a substantively identical and equally defective motion to consolidate. See Docket No. 31. As Magistrate Judge Wall explained then, this Court "lacks the power to 'consolidate' cases pending in other jurisdictions." Id. at 1.
Plaintiff's renewed motion is DENIED for the same reasons that Magistrate Judge Wall first articulated. In addition, the Court warns Plaintiff that--notwithstanding his pro se status--he must respect this Court's orders, and not file duplicative, frivolous motions. If Plaintiff files a similar "motion to consolidate" in the future, or any other duplicative motion, he may be liable for sanctions.
JOANNA SEYBERT Joanna Seybert, U.S.D.J.
Dated: Central Islip, New York
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