Rivard v. Perez et al

Filing 10

PRISCS - ORDER denying 7 Motion for TRO. Signed by Judge Alvin W. Thompson on 5/11/10. (Corriette, M.)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT CURT A. RIVARD, JR., Plaintiff, v. ORLANDO PEREZ, et al., Defendants. : : : : : : : PRISONER Case No. 3:09-cv-2075(AWT) RULING ON MOTION FOR RESTRAINING ORDER The plaintiff has filed a motion for restraining order asking the court to order the Department of Correction to refrain from taking and discarding his legal work. The defendants in this case are state judicial marshals. correctional official is named as a defendant. Thus, the court No has no authority to order that correctional staff take, or refrain from taking, any action. See Doctor's Assocs., Inc. Reinert & Duree, P.C., 191 F.3d 297, 302 (2d Cir. 1999); 11A Charles A. Wright, Arthur R. Miller & Mary Kay Kane, Federal Practice and Procedure 2956, at 335 (2d ed. 2001) ("A court ordinarily does not have power to issue an order against a person who is not a party and over whom it has not acquired in personam jurisdiction.") The court has, however, asked the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Public Safety to investigate the plaintiff's claims. The court has been assured that correctional staff have indicated that the plaintiff's legal materials have not been taken and discarded. The plaintiff's motion [doc. #7] is hereby DENIED. It is so ordered. Dated this 11th day of May 2010, at Hartford, Connecticut. /s/AWT Alvin W. Thompson United States District Judge 2

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