United States District Court, E.D. New York
Kuo, United States Magistrate Judge.
Honorable Roslynn R. Mauskopf, United States District Judge,
has assigned this case to me for all pretrial purposes.
Enclosed is a copy of the “Individual Practices of
Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo.”
Court's records reflect that the complaint in this action
was filed on May 8, 2017. Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure provides:
If a defendant is not served within 90 days after the
complaint is filed, the court - on motion or on its own after
notice to the plaintiff - must dismiss the action without
prejudice against that defendant or order that service be
made within a specified time. But if the plaintiff shows good
cause for the failure, the court must extend the time for
service for an appropriate period.
shall promptly advise the Court once the defendants have been
served. Accordingly, if service is not made upon defendants
by August 7, 2017, or plaintiff fails to show good cause why
such service has not been effected, it will be recommended
that the Court dismiss this action without prejudice.
is required to advise the Clerk of Court of any change of
address. Failure to keep the Court informed of
plaintiff's current address means the Court will not know
where to contact plaintiff and may result in dismissal of the
case. For information regarding court procedures, plaintiff
may contact the Pro Se Office at the United States Courthouse
by calling (718) 613-2665.
Practice Rules of MAGISTRATE JUDGE PEGGY KUO
November 14, 2016
States District Court Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman
Plaza East Brooklyn, New York 11201 718.613.2400
11C South Courtroom Deputy -- Claudia Riquelme: 718.613.2404
Communications with Chambers
communications with Chambers must be through electronic
filing on ECF. (For more information on ECF, see Section II
below.) In emergency situations requiring immediate
attention, telephone calls to alert the Court to a filing are
calls to Chambers are not permitted except when immediate
attention is required.
are not permitted except with the prior permission
are permitted only for sending confidential settlement
statements to Chambers, or as otherwise directed by the
Mandatory Electronic Case Filing (ECF)
Counsel must file all documents via the Court's
Electronic Case Filing system (ECF). If you are encountering
difficulties using ECF, call the ECF Help Desk at
718.613.2312 for assistance. Do not call Chambers.
Orders and other notices from the Court will be posted via
ECF. Only parties registered for ECF or attorneys who have
filed a Notice of Appearance in a particular case will
receive notifications. No notifications will be sent to
anyone who has not entered an appearance in a case.
Filing procedures for pro se cases
a. Pro se litigants are not required to file on ECF
but must follow instructions from the Clerk's Office on
how to communicate with the Court. Pro se litigants
must keep current contact information on file with the Court,
or risk dismissal of claims or other sanctions.
b. Counsel in cases involving pro se litigants must
send copies of all documents filed on ECF to the pro
c. Court orders will be provided to pro se litigants
by U.S. mail.
d. All pro se litigants and represented parties in
cases involving pro se litigants are directed to the
relevant Local Civil Rules, including 7.2, 12.1, 33.2, and
Sealing of Submissions
for leave to file documents under seal must be filed via ECF
in accordance with the EDNY's instructions for
electronically filing sealed documents. The proposed sealed
document(s) must be attached to the motion for leave to file
under seal. Instructions for filing sealed documents in civil
cases are at:
Instructions for ...