Slade et al v. City of New York et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS: For the reasons stated above, the Court adopts the R&R (DE # 32 ) and dismisses Jasmine Trader's claim for failure to prosecute pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate all pending motions and close the case. Ordered by Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon on 4/21/2015. (fwd for judgment) (Fernandez, Erica)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
U.111. DISTRIC • . 0 ;';T E.D.N.Y
MELISSA SLADE, CRYSTAL MANUEL,
DAYID ROSS, GERARD TRADER, JASMINE
TRADER a/k/a LORRAINE TRADER and
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
14-CV-2285 (CBA) (CLP)
- against THE CITY OF NEW YORK, P.O. WAYNE S.
FORDE, Shield No. 2876, DET. ROBERT A.
SCHIERENBECK, Shield No. 7814,
P.O. NICKETRI A. DALEY, Shield No. 7671,
LT. MICHAEL RAIMO, SGT. TIMOTHY FOX,
Shield No. 5536, DEPUTY INSPECTOR VINCENT
SALERMO, DET. WILLIAM STEVENS,
Shield No. 7876, DET. PATRICK GRANEY,
Shield No. 5356 and DET. ROBERT AASHEIM,
AMON, Chief United States District Judge.
On April 9, 2014, plaintiffs initiated this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that
defendants violated their rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S.
Constitution. (DE# I.) Subsequently plaintiffs Melissa Slade, Crystal Manuel, Gerard Trader,
Hope Trader and David Ross settled with defendants and dismissed their claims. (DE # 22-24,
On December 18, 2014, counsel for the remaining plaintiff Jasmine Trader moved to
withdraw stating that he had been unable to contact Jasmine Trader since October 1, 2014
despite numerous attempts to do so. (DE# 27.) Magistrate Judge Pollak granted that motion on
January 21, 2015. (DE# 29.) In that order, Magistrate Judge Pollak directed Jasmine Trader to
inform the Court whether she intended to obtain new counsel or proceed pro se by no later than
February 20, 2015. (DE# 29.) Magistrate Judge Pollak cautioned Jasmine Trader that if she
failed to contact the Court during that time period, her claims would be dismissed for failure to
prosecute pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4l(b). (Id.)
Despite being warned that her failure to participate in this litigation could lead to the
dismissal of her claims, to date Jasmine Trader has not contacted the Court. Based on that
continued silence, defendants moved to dismiss pursuant to Rule 4l(b) on February 27, 2015.
(DE# 32.) And Magistrate Judge Pollak issued a Report and Recommendation ("R&R") on
March 9, 2015 recommending that Jasmine Trader's claim be dismissed on that same basis. (DE
When deciding whether to adopt a report and recommendation, a district court "may
accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the
magistrate judge." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l)(C). To accept those portions of the R&R to which no
timely objection has been made, "a district court need only satisfy itself that there is no clear
error on the face of the record." Jarvis v. N. Am. Globex Fund, L.P, 823 F. Supp. 2d 161, 163
(E.D.N.Y. 2011) (internal quotation marks and citation omitted). When specific objections are
made, however, "[t]he district judge must determine de novo any part of the magistrate judge's
disposition that has been properly objected to." Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3).
Here, no party has raised an objection to the R&R. Accordingly, the Court reviews it for
clear error and, finding none, adopts it as the opinion of the Court.
For the reasons stated above, the Court adopts the R&R (DE# 32) and dismisses Jasmine
Trader's claim for failure to prosecute pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4l(b). The
Clerk of Court is directed to terminate all pending motions and close the case.
Dated: April ~ , 2015
Brooklyn, New York
s/Carol Bagley Amon
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