Mohler-Avery v. Doe et al
ORDER Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 2/27/2017.(Payton, R.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
JAY T. MOHLER-AVERY,
No. 3:16cv2040 (MPS)
JOHN DOE 1-4, ET AL.,
The plaintiff, Jay T. Mohler-Avery, was incarcerated at the Cheshire Correctional
Institution in Cheshire, Connecticut when he filed this action. On February 27,2017, the Clerk
entered a suggestion of death upon the record indicating that an employee from the Department
of Correction Inmate Accounts Office had notified the Court on February 24,2077 , that the
plaintiff was deceased. SeeDocket Entry, Suggestion of Death Upon the Record - Dated
February 24,2011. The Clerk has mailed a copy of the Suggestion of Death to the plaintiff at
his address on file with the Court and to the only defendant identified by name, Warden Scott
Erfee at Cheshire Correctional Institution.
Docket Entry, Staff Notes
Dated February 27,
Rule 25(a)(1), Fed. R. Civ. P., provides:
"If a party dies and the claim is not extinguished,
the court may order substitution of the proper party. . . . If the motion ffor substitution] is not
made within 90 days after service of a statement noting the death, the action by or against the
decedent must be dismissed." There is no requirement that the notification of death of a party be
filed by aparty or the formal or appointed representative of the decedent's estate or that the
statement identify the successor or legal representative of the decedent. See (Jnicorn Tales, Inc.
v. Banerjee, 138 F.3d 461,469-70 (2d Cir. 1998).
It is therefore ordered that the plaintiffs successor or representative file
substitute an appropriate successor or estate representative within ninety (90) days of this order.
If no such motion is filed within the time specified, the plaintiffs claims against the defendants
be dismissed pursuant to Rule 25(a)(I), without further notice from the Court. The Clerk
shall send a copy of this order to the plaintiff at his address on file with the court and to Warden
Erfee at Cheshire Correctional Institution, 900 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410.
SO ORDERED at Hartford, Connecticut this 27th day of February, 2017.
MICHAEL P. SHEA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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