Dupas v. Arnone et al
ORDER denying 40 Motion to Compel. See Ruling, attached. Signed by Judge Thomas P. Smith on August 20, 2013. (Pylman, J.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
LEO ARNONE, et al.,
Case No. 3:12-cv-1215 (AVC)
RULING AND ORDER
The plaintiff asks the court to order Counselor Bonaventura to
make as many copies as the plaintiff wants without charge.
plaintiff’s motion is denied for two reasons.
First, Counselor Bonaventura is not a party to this case.
Thus, the court cannot order Counselor Bonaventura to take any
See United States v. Regan, 858 F.2d 115, 120 (2d Cir.
1988) (noting that courts cannot issue orders to non-parties).
Second, the exhibits attached to the motion show that, even when
the plaintiff did not meet the indigency requirement entitling him
to copies, Counselor Bonaventura was providing the plaintiff two
copies of documents he seeks to file with the court. The plaintiff
would file the original document with the court, retain one copy
for his records and serve one copy on defendants’ counsel.
copies are not required.
Bonaventura to make copies [Doc. #40] is DENIED.
SO ORDERED at Hartford, Connecticut this
day of August
/s/ Thomas P. Smith
Thomas P. Smith
United States Magistrate Judge
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