Harrison v. Kubrick Group et al

Filing 34

ORDER terminating 28 Application for the Court to Request Counsel; terminating 21 Motion for Permission for Electronic Case Filing. The parties shall file a joint letter by July 15, 2024 informing the Court whether they have been in touch with the Mediation Office. If the parties are unable to resolve this case through the mediation, the Court intends to grant Plaintiff's request to seek pro bono counsel to assist him with the litigation [ECF No. 28]. However, because there is no r ight to appointed counsel in civil cases, and the Court does not have funds to pay counsel in civil matters, the Court may only request the services of pro bono civil counsel, which may or may not be available. See Mallard v. U.S. Dist. Court for t he S. Dist. of Iowa, 490 U.S. 296, 301-310 (1989). The parties shall file a joint letter within five days of the conclusion of the mediation informing the Court whether it was successful. If not, Plaintiff may renew his request for pro bono counsel in that letter. The Clerk of Court respectfully is requested to terminate the motions pending at docket entries 21 and 28. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil on 7/8/2024) (tg)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK LEVI HARRISON, JR., USDC SDNY DOCUMENT ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOC #: DATE FILED: 7/8/2024 Plaintiff, 23-cv-10274 (MKV) -againstKUBRICK GROUP; TYCHO BIDCO LIMITED, ORDER Defendants. MARY KAY VYSKOCIL, United States District Judge: The Court held an Initial Pretrial Conference in this matter on July 8, 2024. As the Court explained on the record at the conference, Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment [ECF Nos. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 32] is DENIED without prejudice as premature. Plaintiff may renew the motion after the close of fact discovery. As the Court also explained at the conference, the Court has referred this case for mediation and has requested that the Mediation Office attempt to locate limited pro bono counsel to assist Plaintiff with the mediation [ECF No. 6]. The parties shall file a joint letter by July 15, 2024 informing the Court whether they have been in touch with the Mediation Office. If the parties are unable to resolve this case through the mediation, the Court intends to grant Plaintiff’s request to seek pro bono counsel to assist him with the litigation [ECF No. 28]. However, because there is no right to appointed counsel in civil cases, and the Court does not have funds to pay counsel in civil matters, the Court may only request the services of pro bono civil counsel, which may or may not be available. See Mallard v. U.S. Dist. Court for the S. Dist. of Iowa, 490 U.S. 296, 301–310 (1989). The parties shall file a joint letter within five days of the conclusion of the mediation informing the Court whether it was successful. If not, Plaintiff may renew his request for pro bono counsel in that letter. The Clerk of Court respectfully is requested to terminate the motions pending at docket entries 21 and 28. SO ORDERED. Date: July 8, 2024 New York, NY _________________________________ MARY KAY VYSKOCIL United States District Judge

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