Postley et al v. General Motors, LLC
ORDER in case 1:14-md-02543-JMF; denying without prejudice to renewal by formal motion (31) Motion to Dismiss in case 1:20-cv-03498-JMF. In light of the foregoing, New GM's motion with respect to Tumothy Postley is DENIED without prejudic e to renewal. If, sixty days from the date of this Order, New GM continues to believe that Mr. Postley has not complied with his discovery obligations, it may move again to dismiss his claims without prejudice. New GM's motion with respect to Kenneth Smith remains pending. Accordingly, the Clerk of Court is directed not to terminate 14-MD-2543, ECF No. 8395 at this time. In contrast the Clerk of Court is directed to terminate 20-CV-3498, ECF No. 31. SO ORDERED.. (Signed by Judge Jesse M. Furman on 1/6/2021) Filed In Associated Cases: 1:14-md-02543-JMF, 1:20-cv-03498-JMF (ks)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
GENERAL MOTORS LLC IGNITION SWITCH LITIGATION
This Document Relates To:
Postley v. General Motors LLC, 20-CV-3498
JESSE M. FURMAN, United States District Judge:
Pursuant to Order No. 167, ECF No. 7789, on October 6, 2020, New GM filed a notice
regarding deficiencies in the Plaintiff Fact Sheets (“PFS”), Order No. 108, ECF No. 3115,
document productions (“Order 108 Documents”), and Order No. 148, ECF No. 5373, document
productions (“Order 148 Documents”) of, among others, Wave Pool Plaintiffs Kyomi Postley,
Tiffany Postley, Timothy Postley, all proceeding pro se. See ECF No. 8178.1 Plaintiffs had
fourteen days — that is, until October 20, 2020 — to cure these deficiencies. See Order No. 173,
ECF No. 8094.
On November 13, 2020, New GM moved to dismiss the claims of Tiffany Postley and
Timothy Postley without prejudice for ongoing discovery deficiencies. ECF No. 8234. In their
motion, New GM informed the Court that “[t]here are no current disputes for the Court to address
with respect to Kyomi Postley” and that “Ms. Robinson provided additional discovery materials that
resolved her discovery deficiencies.” Id. at 2. In contrast, Tiffany and Timothy Postley “ha[d] not
provided any additional discovery materials” and had “remaining discovery deficiencies.” On
November 18, 2020, New GM filed a reply withdrawing its motion in light of its agreement to
provide Tiffany and Timothy Postley with an extension to December 4, 2020 of the deadline to
Unless otherwise noted, all docket references are to 14-MD-2543.
provide substantially complete PFSs and Order No. 148 documents.2 ECF No. 8265. In light that
withdrawal, the Court denied New GM’s motion without prejudice to renew if the Postleys’
discovery deficiencies continued beyond the agreed-upon date. ECF No. 8266.
On December 14, 2020, New GM moved to dismiss without prejudice Timothy Postley and
Kenneth Smith for continued discovery deficiencies. See ECF No. 8295. New GM noted that “Mr.
Postley provided an amended Plaintiff Fact Sheet and one document related to his claim for lost
earnings on December 4, 2020” and “also requested an additional two-week extension to provide
additional documents supporting his claim for lost earnings, to which New GM agreed.” Id. at 1-2.
However,” New GM contended that “Mr. Postley continues to have several deficiencies in his
Plaintiff Fact Sheet and Order No. 148 documents . . . which he did not request an extension to
cure.” Id. at 2. In contrast, “[a]t this time New GM [wa]s not requesting dismissal of Tiffany
Postley’s claims,” although she “continue[d] to have deficiencies in her Plaintiff Fact Sheet and
Order No. 148 documents, including not providing a signed declaration and documents supporting
her claim for lost earning,” noting that she “provided supplementary materials on November 24,
2020 and December 3, 2020.” Id. at 2 n.2. Mr. Postley then had fourteen days — that is, until
December 28, 2020 — to cure his deficiencies or oppose the motion. Mr. Postley did not do so.
On January 4, 2021, New GM filed a reply in support of its motion. ECF No. 8317. In it,
New GM notes that Mr. Postley had not provided any further discovery materials responsive to the
motion to dismiss, although New GM acknowledged that “[o]n December 28, 2020, Mr. Postley
produced two additional documents related to his claim for lost wages” pursuant to the extension to
which New GM had previously agreed. Id. at 2 n.1
New GM did not moved to dismiss Kyomi Post , although she “continue[d] to have certain
Order 148 Document deficiencies,” because “the parties have reached an agreement to resolve those
deficiencies.” ECF No. 8265, at 1 n.1.
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