Dupas v. Arnone et al

Filing 42

ORDER denying 40 Motion to Compel. See Ruling, attached. Signed by Judge Thomas P. Smith on August 20, 2013. (Pylman, J.)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT DEANERIC DUPAS, Plaintiff, : : : : : : : v. LEO ARNONE, et al., Defendants. 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. The 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 action. 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. More copies are not required. The plaintiff’s motion for order compelling Counselor Bonaventura to make copies [Doc. #40] is DENIED. SO ORDERED at Hartford, Connecticut this 20th day of August 2013. /s/ Thomas P. Smith Thomas P. Smith United States Magistrate Judge 2

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