Byrne v. Yeats Construction Management, Inc. et al
ORDER re: 29 Affidavit, filed by Robert Byrne. Accordingly, if Plaintiff seeks to have the Court consider these documents, then Plaintiff must submit the proper authentication for them by no later than September 1, 2020. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Lisa Margaret Smith on 8/4/2020) (kv)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
- against -
YEATS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, INC.
and MONOMOY FARM LLC,
THE HONORABLE LISA MARGARET SMITH, U.S.M.J.
In connection with the Court's adjudication of an inquest on damages resulting
from the default of Defendant Yeats Construction Management, Inc., Plaintiff has
submitted to the Court copies of medical records as well as a July 15, 2013, assessment
report from Plaintiff's orthopedic surgeon. See Byrne Aff. (Docket # 29) Exs. A (A-2 to
A-7) & B. These documents are not properly authenticated, however, and therefore they
cannot be considered by the Court in deciding an appropriate damages award. See, e.g.,
Jordonne v. Ole Bar & Grill, Inc., 13 Civ. 1573 (VB)(JCM), 2016 WL 3409088, at *6
(S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 2016) (medical records submitted in connection with an inquest on
damages which were not properly authenticated were "inadmissible hearsay documents
[that] cannot be considered in the Court's damages determination"), adopted by 2016 WL
3360524 (S.D.N.Y. June 16, 2016). Accordingly, if Plaintiff seeks to have the Court
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consider these documents, then Plaintiff must submit the proper authentication for them
by no later than September 1, 2020.
Dated: August 4, 2020
White Plains, New York
Lisa Margaret Smith
United States Magistrate Judge
Southern District of New York
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