Graham v. New York City Department of Corrections et al
ORDER: Therefore, Plaintiff is ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE, in writing, on or before January 31, 2021, why Plaintiff's case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Accordingly, the case is hereby STAYED pending resolution of this order to show cause. The Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of this Order to Plaintiff. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla on 1/6/2021) (ks) Transmission to Docket Assistant Clerk for processing.
Case 1:20-cv-03984-KPF Document 27 Filed 01/06/21 Page 1 of 2
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
-v.NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTION; KISA SMALLS, WARDEN,
NORTH INFIRMARY COMMAND, NEW
YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTION; CITY OF NEW YORK; NEW
YORK STATE DIVISION OF PAROLE,
20 Civ. 3984 (KPF)
KATHERINE POLK FAILLA, District Judge:
Jean Azor-El, Anthony Medina, James Carter, Dakwan Fennell, Lance
Kelly, Ramon Gomez, Anthony Brown, Maurice Barnar, Ronnie Cole and
Plaintiff Antonio Graham jointly signed and filed their pro se complaint under
42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiffs purported to bring this action as a class action.
By Order dated May 18, 2020, the Court outlined the reasons why the
case could not proceed as a class action, severed the claims, and directed the
Clerk of Court to open new actions for each plaintiff. On June 15, 2020, the
Court consolidated these individual actions under Rule 42(a). Azor-El v. New
York City Dep’t of Corr., No. 20 Civ. 3650 (KPF), Dkt. #5 (S.D.N.Y. June 15,
At an October 6, 2020 status conference, the Court ordered Plaintiffs in
the consolidated action to file an amended complaint. On December 18, 2020,
Plaintiffs in the consolidated action filed an amended complaint. See Azor-El,
Case 1:20-cv-03984-KPF Document 27 Filed 01/06/21 Page 2 of 2
No. 20 Civ. 3650 (KPF), Dkt. #58. However, Plaintiff did not join in filing the
amended complaint. To date, Plaintiff has not since filed an amended
complaint nor otherwise communicated with the Court.
Therefore, Plaintiff is ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE, in writing, on or
before January 31, 2021, why Plaintiff’s case should not be dismissed for
failure to prosecute. Accordingly, the case is hereby STAYED pending
resolution of this order to show cause. The Clerk of Court is directed to mail a
copy of this Order to Plaintiff.
Dated: January 6, 2021
New York, New York
KATHERINE POLK FAILLA
United States District Judge
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