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16-1721 - Benjamin v. Pillai et al

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16-1721 - Benjamin v. Pillai et al
November 28, 2016
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INITIAL REVIEW ORDER: For the reasons stated in the attached ruling, the Court enters the following orders: (1) Plaintiff's claim against defendant Lydia for failure to investigate grievances is DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915A(b)(1). The case will proceed on the First Amendment retaliation claim against defendant Pillai and the Eighth Amendment deliberate indifference to medical needs claims against all defendants. (2) The Clerk shall verify the current work addresses of the defendants with the Department of Correction Office of Legal Affairs, mail a waiver of service of process request packet to each defendant at the confirmed address within twenty-one (21) days of this Order, and report to the court on the status of the waiver request on the thirty-fifth (35) day after mailing. If any defendant fails to return the waiver request, the Clerk shall make arrangements for in-person service by the U.S. Marshals Service on the defendant in his or her individual capacity and the defendant shall be required to pay the costs of such service in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(d). (3) The Clerk shall send written notice to plaintiff of the status of this action, along with a copy of this Order. (4) The Clerk shall send a courtesy copy of the Complaint and this Ruling and Order to the Connecticut Attorney General and the Department of Correction Office of Legal Affairs. (5) Defendants shall file their response to the complaint, ee Jeffrey A. Meyer on 11/28/2016. (Townsend, D.)ither an answer or motion to dismiss, within sixty (60) days from the date the waiver form is sent. If they choose to file an answer, they shall admit or deny the allegations and respond to the cognizable claim recited above. They also may include any and all additional defenses permitted by the Federal Rules. (6) Discovery, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26 through 37, shall be completed within seven months (210 days) from the date of this order. Discovery requests need not be filed with the court. (7) All motions for summary judgment shall be filed within eight months (240 days) from the date of this order. (8) Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7(a), a nonmoving party must respond to a dispositive motion within twenty-one (21) days of the date the motion was filed. If no response is filed, or the response is not timely, the dispositive motion can be granted absent objection. (9) If plaintiff changes his address at any time during the litigation of this case, Local Court Rule 83.1(c)2 provides that the plaintiff MUST notify the court. Failure to do so can result in the dismissal of the case. Plaintiff must give notice of a new address even if he is incarcerated. Plaintiff should write PLEASE NOTE MY NEW ADDRESS on the notice. It is not enough to just put the new address on a letter without indicating that it is a new address. If plaintiff has more than one pending case, he should indicate all of the case numbers in the notification of change of address. Plaintiff should also notify the defendant or the attorney for the defendant of his new address. (10) Plaintiff shall utilize the Prisoner Efiling Program when filing documents with the court. It is so ordered. Signed by Judg
February 5, 2018
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ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. Defendants' motion for summary judgment (Doc. #18) is GRANTED. Because of the Court's grant of defendants' summary judgment motion, plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction (Doc. #30) is DENIED as moot. The Clerk of Court shall close this case. It is so ordered.Signed by Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on 2/5/2018. (Lombard, N.)