Barletta v. United States Postal Svc

Filing 42

ORDER denying 40 Motion for Judgment; denying 40 Motion for Sanctions. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 2/23/09. (Turner, M.)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT GERALD P. BARLETTA, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, Defendant. : : : : : : : : : CASE NO. 3:07-CV-1195(RNC) RULING ON MOTION Pending before the court is the plaintiff's "Motion for Judgment to Compel." (Doc. #40.) The motion asks the court for "all attorney fee[s], expert witness fees, and [to] be made whole due to the Defendants' `lackadaisical attitude' toward discovery and failure to produce written data in agreed time limit." The court's rules do not permit the award of attorney's fees based on such a broad claim of delay. The court has previously addressed the reasonable cancellation of plaintiff's deposition due to a major snowstorm. 33, 37.) (See docs. #32, To the extent that the plaintiff claims the defendants were late in responding to his written discovery requests, he failed to file a motion to compel in compliance with Local Rule 37 and the Amended Scheduling Order, doc. #31. requirements of Local Rule 37.) SO ORDERED at Hartford, Connecticut this 23rd day of February, 2009. ____/s/________________________ Donna F. Martinez United States Magistrate Judge (See also doc. #37, summarizing

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