Jericho Group Ltd et al v. Mid-Town Development Limited Partnership et al
ORDER denying 162 Motion to Amend/Correct/Supplement; denying 163 Motion for Reconsideration ; denying 189 Motion to Vacate ; denying 201 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction; denying 202 Motion to Disqualify Counsel. ; finding as moot 203 Motion to Stay -- For the reasons set forth in the ATTACHED WRITTEN MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ("M&O"), plaintiff's Motions for Reconsideration [DE # 162, 163, 189] are denied. Also denied are the motions filed under DE # 20 1 and 202, which are yet more frivolous motions for reconsideration of this Court's prior orders that are addressed in this M&O on yet other and similar baseless grounds. The motion to disqualify Ms. Solomon, Esq. as counsel is denied as meritl ess. And the motion to stay any further proceedings in this action pending resolution of plaintiff's utterly frivolous motions is denied as moot. Plaintiff is hereby put on notice that any further motions for reconsideration will result in the summary imposition of sanctions against Plaintiff, Plaintiffs counsel, and Pfeiffer. Plaintiff and his counsel apparently do not understand the concept of finality of judgments and court orders. If any of the Defendants are forced to respond to an y more frivolous filings, Plaintiff will pay the Defendants' attorneys' fees. These attorneys' fees will be in addition to whatever attorneys' fees Magistrate Judge Scanlon deems appropriate at the inquest. The Court previously put plaintiff and his attorney on notice that continued disregard of court orders and filings of frivolous motions will result in the imposition of sanctions and are reminded that, at the conference scheduled for November 4, 2015, they will be required to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed. SO ORDERED by Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry on 11/2/2015. (Irizarry, Dora)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
JERICHO GROUP LTD. and JERICHO CO., :
MID-TOWN DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
DEVELOPMENT. L.P., EDWARD G.
IMPERATORE, MAURICE L. STONE,
EDWARD W. ROSS, ARTHUR E.
IMPERATORE, WR WEST SIDE
ASSOCIATES, HADRIAN PROPERTIES
LTD, FANFARE ENTERPRISE INC,
ARCORP PROPERTIES, JERRART
VENTURE PROPERTIES, HARWOOD
LLOYD LLC, GEORGE BERGER,
JEFFREY SHORE, PHILIPS NIZER LLP,
FREDRICK E. SHERMAN, TODD R.
GEREMIA, JONES DAY, BROWN
HARRIS STEVENS LLC, ELAINE
OSBORN EMMET, MICHAEL A.
SZEGDA, BAYSTONE EQUITIES INC,
ROBERT B. GOEBEL, RICHARD
MARASSE, LISA SOLOMON, JOHN DOE
1-10 and XYZ CORPORATION 1-10,
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
DORA L. IRIZARRY, United States District Judge:
The Court assumes familiarity with the background of this case as set forth in the
Memorandum and Order dated August 6, 2015 (the “Decision,” Dkt. Entry No. 150).1 The
following summary, therefore, will discuss only those facts and circumstances that bear on this
The Court incorporates all party-name abbreviations and designations from the Decision in this Memorandum and
Order (the “Order”).
Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint alleged 20 different causes of action against the various
Defendants. On March 4, 2015, the Court dismissed claims 1-15, 17 and 19 on the grounds of
res judicata, and claim 18 for failure to state a claim (the “March 4 Order”). On March 6, 2015,
the Court ordered the cancellation of the notice of pendency against the real property at issue in
this case (the “March 6 Order”). On March 17, 2015, Plaintiff filed a letter (the “March 17
Letter”) seeking reconsideration of the March 4 Order, and on March 18, 2015, Plaintiff filed a
second letter requesting an extension of time to file a motion for reconsideration of the March 4
Order (Dkt. Entry Nos. 122 and 123).2 By Order dated March 18, 2015 (the “March 18 Order”),
the Court denied both requests, noting that their “unreasonableness” was “underscored by the
fact that the Court already addressed Plaintiff’s argument against dismissal, based on allegedly
newly discovered evidence, at the March 4th Conference. Plaintiff neither has cited to any new
intervening case law nor to any new facts that would warrant this Court to reconsider its
decision.”3 March 18 Order.
On August 6, 2015, the Court issued the Decision dismissing the remaining claims (16
and 20) on the grounds of lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to respond to
Defendants’ motions to dismiss, respectively.
Decision, at 3 and 6-7. The Decision also
enjoined Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s principals from further filing any action based on the same
transactions or occurrences as alleged in the Amended Complaint, imposed sanctions in the
amount of $10,000 against Plaintiff, and referred the issue of Defendant Goebel’s attorney’s fees
to the magistrate judge for an inquest. Decision, at 14.
Since the letter of March 17, 2015 actually was a motion for reconsideration, Plaintiff should have filed it as a
motion in accordance with Local Civil Rule 7.1(a).
The March 18 Order also reminded Plaintiff of the Court’s warning at the March 4 Conference that the Court “was
considering imposing Rule 11 sanctions against [P]laintiff and his counsel for continuing to bring what is clearly
harassing and vexatious litigation.”
On August 10, 2015, Plaintiff filed a letter (Dkt. Entry No. 152) requesting that the Court
enter on the docket two letters Plaintiff’s principal, Samuel Pfeiffer (“Pfeiffer”), previously sent
to the Court in October of 2014 (the “Pfeiffer Letters”). This was Plaintiff’s second request for
this relief, thus making it Plaintiff’s first request for reconsideration of the Court’s previous
denial of that relief. Also on August 10, 2015, Plaintiff filed a second letter asking the Court to
correct a factual error in the Decision (Dkt. Entry No. 153).4 On August 11, 2015, Plaintiff filed
a motion seeking the same relief it requested in its two letters from August 10, 2015, namely,
entry of the Pfeiffer Letters on the docket and correction of the factual error in the Decision (Dkt.
Entry No. 155).5 Also on August 11, 2015, Plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal as to
Defendant Baystone (the “Voluntary Dismissal,” Dkt. Entry No. 157).
On August 14, 2015, the Court entered two orders responding to Plaintiff’s four separate
filings (Dkt. Entry Nos. 152, 153, 155, and 157) requesting various forms of relief. The first
order (the “First August 14 Order”) struck the voluntary dismissal as to Defendant Baystone
because the Decision had already dismissed all claims against Defendant Baystone for lack of
subject matter jurisdiction. See Decision, at 6. The second order (the “Second August 14
Order”) corrected the factual error as to Defendant Goebel, and noted that the mistake was
completely irrelevant to the outcome of the Decision. The Second August 14 Order further
denied Plaintiff’s request to file the Pfeiffer Letters on the docket, noting that the Court had
previously rejected an identical request made by Pfeiffer by order dated May 13, 2015 (the “May
13 Order”). In fact, the May 13 Order expressly “prohibited [Pfeiffer] from filing any letters,
Inadvertently, the Court erroneously noted in the Decision that Defendant Goebel was Plaintiff’s attorney in the
“second” state court action, when, in fact, he was Plaintiff’s attorney in the “first” state court action.
Plaintiff filed the August 11 motion because the two letters of August 10 were procedurally defective letters that
Plaintiff should have filed as a motion. This was the second time Plaintiff filed a motion for reconsideration as a
letter in violation of Local Civil Rule 7.1(a). This continued lack of attention to proper procedure is wasteful of the
time and resources of the Court and defense counsel who naturally would seek to respond to these requests.
motions, or other papers on this docket except through Plaintiff’s attorney.” May 13 Order
quoted in August 14 Order. The August 14 Order also reiterated the Court’s many previous
admonitions to Plaintiff that further frivolous pleadings would be met with additional sanctions.
See August 14 Order.
Undeterred, on August 16, 2015, Plaintiff filed a letter (the “August 16 Letter,” Dkt.
Entry No. 162) requesting reconsideration of: (i) the First August 14 Order striking the voluntary
dismissal of Defendant Baystone, and (ii) the Second August 14 Order denying, for the second
time, that the Pfeiffer Letters be added to the docket.6 August 16 Letter, at 1-2. On August 21,
2015, Plaintiff filed a motion (the “August 21 Motion,” Dkt. Entry No. 163) seeking: (i)
reconsideration of the March 4 Order dismissing sua sponte claims 1-15 and 17-19;7 (ii)
reconsideration of the March 6 Order cancelling the notice of pendency; (iii) reconsideration of
the relief ordered in the Decision (dismissal of claims 16 and 20, filing injunction, sanctions, and
inquest on attorney’s fees); and (iv) leave to amend the Amended Complaint. August 21 Motion,
at 1. Plaintiff did not submit a proposed Second Amended Complaint.
For the purposes of this Order, the Court will treat the relief sought in the August 16
Letter as part of the August 21 Motion, and hereinafter collectively refers to both documents as
the “Motion for Reconsideration” (“Mot. for Recon.”). For the reasons stated herein, the Motion
The August 16 Letter cites no legal authority for the relief requested therein. See generally August 16 Letter.
Moreover, once again, Plaintiff’s counsel improperly filed the August 16 Letter as a letter rather than as a motion in
contravention of Local Civil Rule 7.1(d). This is now the third time counsel has made this same error. See Dkt.
Entry Nos. 122, 152, and 153. Astonishingly, the August 16 Letter even makes the following acknowledgment:
“[T]he letter motions (Dkt. 152 and 153) were procedurally defective and should [have] been submitted as formal
motions. Accordingly, [counsel] prepared a [motion] (as required by Local Rule 7.1(a)(2)(Dkt. 155).” August 16
Letter, at 2. Thus, the August 16 Letter itself – which was defective because it should have been a motion – referred
to an earlier instance in which counsel erroneously filed letters that he should have filed as a motion. Plaintiff’s
counsel expressed self-righteous indignation at the Court’s warning in the August 14 Order that it would consider
imposing sanctions against counsel (including reporting counsel to the appropriate grievance committee) should he
persist in his frivolous and improper filings. The Court reiterates its notice to Plaintiff and its counsel, that the Court
will impose sanctions it deems appropriate should they continue this vexatious vein of litigation and further waste
the scarce time and resources of this Court.
This is Plaintiff’s second motion for reconsideration of the March 4 Order. See March 17 Letter.
for Reconsideration is denied in its entirety.
Plaintiff moves for reconsideration of the Court’s prior orders under Rule 59(e), Rule
60(b)(3) or (6), or Rule 60(d)(3), and to amend the complaint pursuant to Rule 15. Mot. to
Recon., at 4 and 1.8
Rule 59(e) allows a party to move to “alter or amend a judgment.” Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e).
The applicable case law states that “the standard for granting [a motion for reconsideration] is
strict, and reconsideration will generally be denied unless the moving party can point to
controlling decisions or data that the court overlooked—matters, in other words, that might
reasonably be expected to alter the conclusion reached by the court.” Shrader v. CSX Transport,
Inc., 70 F.3d 255, 257 (2d Cir. 1995). The three grounds justifying reconsideration are “an
intervening change in controlling law, the availability of new evidence, or the need to correct a
clear error or prevent manifest injustice.” Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd v. Nat’l Mediation Bd.,
956 F.2d. 1245, 1255 (2d Cir. 1992) (citations and internal quotation marks omitted).
Reconsideration is not a proper tool to repackage and relitigate arguments and issues already
considered by the court in deciding the original motion. Hinds County, Miss. v. Wachovia Bank
N.A., 708 F. Supp. 2d 348, 369 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (citation and internal quotation marks omitted);
United States v. Gross, 2002 WL 32096592, at *4 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 5, 2002). Nor is it proper to
raise new arguments and issues. Gross, 2002 WL 32096592 at *4.
Rule 60(b)(3) authorizes a court to grant relief from a final judgment for “fraud . . .
misrepresentation, or misconduct by an opposing party.” Fed.R.Civ.P 60(b)(3). The moving
party must show that “such ‘fraud’ prevented him or her from fully and fairly presenting his or
her case, and that the fraud is attributable to the party or, at least, to counsel.” L.I. Head Start
All citations to the Motion for Reconsideration refer to the August 21 Motion unless otherwise indicated.
Child Dev. Servs., Inc. v. Econ. Opportunity Comm'n of Nassau Cnty., Inc., 956 F. Supp. 2d 402,
410 (E.D.N.Y. 2013) (quoting Richardson v. Nat'l R.R. Passenger Corp., 150 F.R.D. 1, 7
(D.D.C.1993) (internal quotation marks omitted). Similarly, “Rule 60(d)(3) also authorizes a
court to grant relief for fraud, as it provides that the rule ‘does not limit a court’s power to . . . set
aside a judgment for fraud on the court.’” Philips Lighting Co. v. Schneider, 395 F. App’x 796,
798 (2d Cir. 2010) (quoting Fed.R.Civ.P 60(d)(3)). Under Rule 60(b)(6), a court may grant
relief from a judgment for “any ... reason that justifies [such] relief.” Fed.R.Civ.P. 60(b)(6).
However, relief under this “catch-all” provision should only be granted in “extraordinary
circumstances.” Pioneer Inv. Servs. Co. v. Brunswick Assocs. Ltd. P'ship, 507 U.S. 380, 393
As for the Plaintiff’s request to amend the complaint, Rule 15(a)(2) provides that courts
should “freely give leave when justice so requires.” Fed.R.Civ.P. 15(a)(2). However, when a
party seeks leave to amend after a court enters judgment, “Rule 15’s liberality must be tempered
by considerations of finality.” Williams v. Citigroup Inc., 659 F.3d 208, 212 (2d Cir. 2011).
Moreover, procedurally, a court must first vacate the judgment before a movant may obtain
postjudgment leave to amend the complaint. Id. (citing Ruotolo v. City of New York, 514 F.3d
184, 191 (2d Cir. 2008). Despite this procedural requirement, “considerations of finality do not
always foreclose the possibility of amendment.” Id., at 213. Therefore, “it is reversible error for
a court to address only concerns of finality without also taking into account the nature of the
proposed amendment, in light of the [Second Circuit’s] strong preference for resolving disputes
on the merits.” Becnel v. Deutsche Bank AG, 838 F. Supp. 2d 168, 170-71 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
(quoting Willaims 658 F.3d, at 213) (internal quotation marks omitted). The Supreme Court has
held that a district court may, within its discretion, deny postjudgment leave to amend for
reasons such as “undue delay, bad faith or dilatory motive on the part of the movant.” Foman v.
Davis, 371 U.S. 178, 182 (1962) (citation omitted). Failure to include a proposed amended
complaint with the motion to amend the complaint indicates a lack of good faith. State Trading
Corp. of India v. Assuranceforeningen Skuld, 921 F.2d 409, 418 (2d Cir. 1990)
With these standards in mind, the Court now turns to the Plaintiff’s arguments.
A. The March 4 Order Dismissing Claims 1-15 and 17-19 Sua Sponte
and the March 6 Order Cancelling the Notice of Pendency
The Motion for Reconsideration is dedicated almost entirely to the argument that the
Court should not have applied res judicata to dismiss claims 1-15 and 17-19. See generally,
Mot. to Recon. At the outset, the Court notes that this is not even accurate, as the Court
dismissed claim 18 for failure to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6). See Decision, at 3. As to
Plaintiff’s res judicata argument itself, the main thrust of the argument is that Defendants Goebel
and Szegda colluded with Defendant Midtown to perpetrate a fraud on Jericho, the New York
State Courts, and this Court, and that Jericho only discovered this conspiracy in 2013. See
generally, Mot. to Recon. According to Plaintiff’s theory, the discovery of the conspiracy in
2013 is an entirely new claim that should have precluded the application of res judicata. See
generally id. Plaintiff redundantly, and at times incoherently, rehashes this same argument in
slightly different ways throughout the motion’s 239 pages.10
Although Plaintiff mechanically cites the three grounds warranting reconsideration under
Rule 59(e) – an intervening change in controlling law, availability of new evidence, or the need
7 of the 23 pages are single spaced in what is obviously a deliberate attempt to circumvent the 25-page limit of this
Court’s Individual Rules.
For an example of Plaintiff’s argument that is both redundant and incoherent compare Mot. to Recon., at 14
(“Almighty G-d made miracles that after Plaintiffs expended thousands of hours and millions of dollars on the Prior
Proceedings, plus heartache, lost profits of hundreds of millions of dollars. . . .”) with Mot. to Recon., at 15
(“Almighty G-d made miracles that after Plaintiffs expended thousands of hours and millions of dollars on the Prior
Litigation, plus heartache, lost profits of hundreds of millions of dollars. . . .”).
to correct a clear error or prevent manifest injustice – it makes no attempt to demonstrate which
of these grounds apply here. Based on Plaintiff’s repeated references to the discovery in 2013 of
the alleged Szegda/Goebel/Midtown conspiracy, the Court presumes Plaintiff intended to base its
motion on new evidence grounds. However, Plaintiff’s argument with respect to its discovery of
the conspiracy pertains to why res judicata should not apply. Discovery of the conspiracy in
2013 is wholly irrelevant to Plainitff’s argument under Rule 59(e), which would require the
discovery of the conspiracy after the March 4, 2015 Order. Plaintiff readily acknowledges that it
discovered the alleged conspiracy in 2013. Indeed, Plaintiff alleged it was the victim of this
conspiracy in its Amended Complaint, which argument the Court considered and rejected at the
March 4 Conference. Plaintiff again raised this same argument the first time it asked this Court
to reconsider the March 4 Order dismissing claims 1-15 and 17-19. See March 17 Letter. In
denying this first motion for reconsideration, the Court observed that it had “already addressed
Plaintiff’s argument against dismissal, based on allegedly newly discovered evidence, at the
March 4th Conference.” March 18 Order. Because Plaintiff once again has failed to show any
newly discovered evidence with respect to Rule 59(e), the Court again rejects Plaintiff’s Motion
for Reconsideration on this ground.
Plaintiff’s arguments for reconsideration under Rule 60(b)(3) and (d)(3) are similarly
meritless. Under 60(b)(3), the movant must show that the “fraud prevented him or her from fully
and fairly presenting his or her case.” L.I. Head Start, 956 F. Supp. 2d, at 410. The Plaintiff’s
case boils down to the discovery of a conspiracy in 2013, which Plaintiff had ample
opportunities to present.
For these same reasons, this case does not present the type of
“extraordinary circumstances” that would warrant granting relief under 60(b)(6).
With regard to the Court’s cancellation of the notice of pendency on March 6, 2015, the
Court ordered such relief based on the fact that the March 4 Order dismissed any claims that
would have affected title to the real property at issue. As the Court declines to vacate the March
4 Order, there is no reason to reinstate the notice of pendency. The Motion for Reconsideration
with respect to the cancellation of the notice of pendency, therefore, is denied.
B. The August 14 Order Striking the Voluntary Dismissal of
Defendant Baystone and the Dismissal of Claim 16
Once the Court dismissed claims 1-15 and 17-20,11 all that remained was claim 16, a state
law claim against Defendants Baystone (a citizen of New York) and Szegda (a citizen of New
Jersey). At this stage of the litigation, there was no federal law claim that would have supported
this Court’s exercise of supplemental jurisdiction over claim 16 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367.
And because Plaintiff and Defendant Baystone are a citizens of New York, the lack of complete
diversity precluded this Court from exercising diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1332. Accordingly, the Court dismissed claim 16 as to both Defendants Baystone and Szegda on
August 6, 2015. On August 11, 2015, Plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal as to
Defendant Baystone in order to restore complete diversity as between Plaintiff and Defendant
Szegda. For the reasons stated below, Plaintiff’s jurisdictional arguments are unpersuasive.
First, Plaintiff asserts that “there is diversity in this case because (based upon the
[Decision] dismissing the case as to all other defendants), the only remaining defendant is
Szegda.” Mot. for Recon., at 22 (emphasis added). This is wrong. Once the Court dismissed all
the other claims, the Court lacked jurisdiction over the entire case because there was not
complete diversity. Claim 16 asserted a claim under state law, and the Court declined to exercise
its supplemental jurisdiction.
Defendant Szegda, therefore, was not the “only remaining
The Court dismissed Claim 20 because Plaintiff never responded to the Defendant’s motion to dismiss that claim.
See Decision, at 3. Plaintiff does not challenge that decision here, so it is deemed waived.
defendant,” because the Court’s lack of jurisdiction meant there were no defendants. Plaintiff
completely disregards the plain fact that what remained was a non-diverse state law claim
without any basis for this Court’s exercise of supplemental jurisdiction.
Plaintiff’s next contention with respect to this Court’s jurisdiction is that
“[n]otwithstanding this Court’s Order, dated August 14, 2015, striking the Notice of Voluntary
Dismissal, it was Jericho’s intention to make clear . . . that there is clearly diversity vis a vis [sic]
Szegda.” 12 Id., at n. 3. Insofar as Plaintiff asserts that it attempted (or “intend[ed]”) to create
diversity with respect to Szedga by filing the Voluntary Dismissal, Plaintiff is correct. Plaintiff
is mistaken, however, in its belief that this attempt to create diversity jurisdiction nunc pro tunc
was in any way successful. The Court struck the Voluntary Dismissal as moot, and the request
to reconsider that ruling is denied.
Therefore, the Court does not consider the Voluntary
Nevertheless, the Court is aware that “Rule 2113 invests district courts with authority to
allow a dispensable nondiverse party to be dropped at any time [for the purpose of restoring
complete diversity], even after judgment has been rendered.”
Newman–Green, Inc. v. Alfonzo–
Larrain, 490 U.S. 826, 832 (1989) (footnote added). The justification for this authority is that
“requiring dismissal [based on lack of complete diversity] after years of litigation would impose
unnecessary and wasteful burdens on the parties, judges, and other litigants.” Id.
rationale cuts in exactly the opposite direction, as allowing this litigation to continue would
The statement “[n]otwithstanding this Court’s Order,” appears to suggest that the order striking the Voluntary
Dismissal could simply be set aside, because it impeded Plaintiff’s attempt to restore diversity jurisdiction. It comes
as no surprise that Plaintiff would interpret an order of this Court as merely advisory, as Plaintiff has repeatedly
failed to comply with not only this Court’s orders, but the orders of the New York State Courts as well. Plaintiff is
well advised to treat the orders of this and any other Court as what they are: non-optional directives with
consequences for non-compliance.
Rule 21 provides: “On motion or on its own, the court may at any time, on just terms, add or drop a party.” Fed.
R. Civ. P. 21.
“impose (additional) unnecessary and wasteful burdens” on Defendants and this Court. Id.
Moreover, the Second Circuit has held that it is inappropriate for a district court to “restructure
[a] lawsuit to salvage . . . diversity jurisdiction” under Newman-Green when doing so would be
“futile.” Handelsman v. Bedford Vill. Associates Ltd. P’ship, 213 F.3d 48, 53 (2d Cir. 2000).
Here, the Court is utterly convinced that the Plaintiff’s case is not only undeniably futile, but as
previously noted, vexatious, harassing, and frivolous as well. As such, the Court declines to
exercise its discretion to dismiss Defendant Baystone in order to retain diversity jurisdiction, and
the Motion for Reconsideration is denied on these grounds.
C. The Remaining Requests for Reconsideration
The remaining issues on which the Plaintiff has moved for reconsideration are the
Pfeiffer Letters, sanctions, the filing injunction, and the inquest on attorney’s fees. The request
to upload the Pfeiffer Letters to the docket is denied, as the Court once already has denied a
motion for reconsideration on this very issue.
As to the sanctions, filing injunction, and
attorney’s fees, the Plaintiff simply requests that the Court vacate the Order of August 6. The
memorandum of law offers no specific argument in support of the request to vacate the
sanctions, filing injunction, or inquest on attorney’s fees. Accordingly, this request is denied
D. Leave to Amend the Amended Complaint
The Court recognizes that a final judgment does not necessarily foreclose the possibility
of amendment. Williams, 659 F.3d at 212. However, in this case, considerations of finality far
outweigh the permissiveness of Rule 15. Id. First, Plaintiff has already amended its complaint
once. Second, the Court infers a lack of good faith based on Plaintiff’s failure to submit a
proposed Second Amended Complaint with the Motion for Reconsideration. Skuld, 921 F.2d at
418. Lastly, even if Plaintiff had submitted a proposed Second Amended Complaint, there is
more than sufficient evidence in the record to support the conclusion that Plaintiff has acted in
bad faith throughout this case and the prior similar state litigation. Indeed, in dismissing the
Amended Complaint, the Court noted the vexatious and harassing history of this litigation
throughout both the State courts and this Court. In fact, despite a filing injunction issued in the
State court and this Court, Plaintiff recently initiated yet another State court action. See Letter of
Midtown Defendants, dated August 27, 2015.14
Allowing Plaintiff to yet again amend its
complaint at this stage would be tantamount to permitting this vexatious, harassing, and frivolous
litigation to continue ad infinitum. The Court declines to accept Plaintiff’s invitation to waste
even more scarce judicial resources.15
The Midtown Defendants’ request for a 30-day extension to respond to the Motion for Reconsideration, is denied
As if to further prove this point, as the Court was drafting this Order, on August 28, 2015 Plaintiff filed a
rambling, 4-page single spaced letter with yet another (also rambling) motion for reconsideration attached. This
latest motion for reconsideration is entirely meritless and is denied summarily. The Midtown Defendants’ request
for a 30-day extension to respond to this motion for reconsideration is denied as moot.
For the reasons set forth above, Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration is denied.
Plaintiff is hereby put on notice that any further motions for reconsideration will result in the
summary imposition of sanctions against Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s counsel, and Pfeiffer. If any of the
Defendants are forced to respond to any more frivolous filings, Plaintiff will pay the Defendant’s
attorney’s fees. These attorney’s fees will be in addition to whatever attorney’s fees Magistrate
Judge Scanlon deems appropriate at the inquest.
Dated: Brooklyn, New York
November 2, 2015
DORA L. IRIZARRY
United States District Judge
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