UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
January 9, 2012
ANTHONY D. AMAKER, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
COMMISSIONER GLENN S. GOORD, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. United States Magistrate Judge
On or about December 30, 2011, this Court was orally advised by Reginald Fluellen, plaintiff's brother, that plaintiff, George Fluellen, died on June 13, 2011. To the extent the Estate of George Fluellen, by the Administrator or Representative of the Estate, wishes to proceed with this action, this Court hereby directs the Estate of George Fluellen, pursuant to Rule 25(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that a Notice of Suggestion of Death, to include a copy of the death certificate, must be filed with this Court within 30 days. Rule 25(a) provides in part:
A motion for substitution may be made by any party or by the decedent's successor or representative. If the motion [for substitution] is not made within 90 days after service of a statement noting the death, the action by or against the decedent must be dismissed.
In addition, as provided in Rule 25(a), within 90 days from the filing date of the Notice of Suggestion of Death, the Estate of George Fluellen, by its Administrator or Representative, must then file and serve a motion to be substituted for the plaintiff George Fluellen in this matter.*fn1
The failure to timely file and serve such Notice of Suggestion of Death and such motion to substitute the Administrator or Representative of the Estate of George Fluellen for the plaintiff George Fluellen within time periods set forth above, will result in the dismissal of that portion of this action by plaintiff George Fluellen.
H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr.