Ramos v. City of Springfield, et al
Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER entered as follows: Based upon the thorough analysis presented in the Report and Recommendation, and notingthere are no objections, the court, upon de novo review, hereby ADOPTS the Report and Recommend ation. (Dkt. No. 66 .) Based upon this, Defendants motion to dismiss (Dkt. No. 53 ) is hereby DENIED. In addition, Plaintiffs counsel is hereby assessed the less severe sanction of court costs in the amount of $1,000.00, due and payable to Clerk, U.S. District Court. It is So Ordered. See the attached memo and order for complete details. (Lindsay, Maurice)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
Civil Action No. 17-30050-MGM
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, POLICE OFFICER
MATTHEW RIEF, COMMISSIONER JOHN R. )
BARBIERI, MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO,
and OFFICER HERMINIO RIVAS, Jr.,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER RE: REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATION REGARDING CITY OF SPRINGFIELD
AND MAYOR DOMENIC SARNO’S MOTION TO DISMISS
FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE DISCOVERY
(Dkt. Nos. 53, 66)
January 6, 2021
Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson has recommended that this court deny the motion
to dismiss for failure to prosecute filed by Defendants City of Springfield and Mayor Domenic J.
Sarno, but that the court instead impose a monetary sanction on Plaintiff’s counsel, payable to the
court, of $1,000 for failing to prosecute this action and noncompliance with a court order. In short,
Judge Robertson concluded that Plaintiff’s conduct in failing to prosecute this action—including
noncompliance with a court order requiring a status report regarding a state-court criminal
proceeding and discovery delays—“merits a sanction, but . . . does not merit the extreme sanction of
dismissal with prejudice.” (Dkt. No. 66 at 6.) The Report and Recommendation notified the parties
that they had fourteen days to file any objections. No objections were filed.
Based upon the thorough analysis presented in the Report and Recommendation, and noting
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there are no objections, the court, upon de novo review, hereby ADOPTS the Report and
Recommendation. (Dkt. No. 66.) Based upon this, Defendants’ motion to dismiss (Dkt. No. 53) is
hereby DENIED. In addition, Plaintiff’s counsel is hereby assessed the less severe sanction of court
costs in the amount of $1,000.00, due and payable to “Clerk, U.S. District Court.”
It is So Ordered.
_/s/ Mark G. Mastroianni________
MARK G. MASTROIANNI
United States District Judge
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