Ransom v. C.O. Bank et al

Filing 11

ORDER OF SERVICE: The Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of this order to Plaintiff, together with an information package. The Clerk of Court is directed to electronically notify the New York City Department of Correction and the Ne w York City Law Department of this order. The Court requests that Defendants C.O. Banks # 12523; Capt. Kelly, # 595; Capt. Alexis; and Capt. Smart waive service of summons. Local Civil Rule 33.2 applies to this action. (Waiver of Service due by 2/8/2021.) (Signed by Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil on 1/7/2021) (rro) Transmission to Pro Se Assistants for processing.

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Case 1:20-cv-10232-MKV Document 11 Filed 01/07/21 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CHRISTOPHER RANSOM, Plaintiff, USDC SDNY DOCUMENT ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOC #: DATE FILED: 1/7/2021 20-CV-10232 (MKV) -againstC.O. BANKS # 12523; CAPT. KELLY, # 595; CAPT. ALEXIS; CAPT. SMART, ORDER OF SERVICE Defendants. MARY KAY VYSKOCIL, United States District Judge: Plaintiff, currently detained in the George R. Vierno Center on Rikers Island, brings this pro se action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that, while he was detained in the Manhattan Detention Complex, Defendants violated his constitutional rights. By order dated December 11, 2020, the Court granted Plaintiff’s request to proceed without prepayment of fees, that is, in forma pauperis (IFP). 1 DISCUSSION A. Waiver of Service The Clerk of Court is directed to notify the New York City Department of Correction and the New York City Law Department of this order. The Court requests that C.O. Banks # 12523; Capt. Kelly, # 595; Capt. Alexis; and Capt. Smart waive service of summons. B. Local Civil Rule 33.2 Local Civil Rule 33.2, which requires defendants in certain types of prisoner cases to respond to specific, court-ordered discovery requests, applies to this action. Those discovery requests are available on the Court’s website under “Forms” and are titled “Plaintiff’s Local Civil 1 Prisoners are not exempt from paying the full filing fee even when they have been granted permission to proceed IFP. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). Case 1:20-cv-10232-MKV Document 11 Filed 01/07/21 Page 2 of 2 Rule 33.2 Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents.” Within 120 days of the date of this order, Defendants must serve responses to these standard discovery requests. In their responses, Defendants must quote each request verbatim. 2 CONCLUSION The Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of this order to Plaintiff, together with an information package. The Clerk of Court is directed to electronically notify the New York City Department of Correction and the New York City Law Department of this order. The Court requests that Defendants C.O. Banks # 12523; Capt. Kelly, # 595; Capt. Alexis; and Capt. Smart waive service of summons. Local Civil Rule 33.2 applies to this action. SO ORDERED. Dated: January 7, 2021 New York, New York MARY KAY VYSKOCIL United States District Judge 2 If Plaintiff would like copies of these discovery requests before receiving the responses and does not have access to the website, Plaintiff may request them from the Pro Se Intake Unit. 2

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