Griffin v. Brighton Dental Group et al

Filing 8

ORDER finding as moot 6 Motion to Appoint Counsel ; denying 6 Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Hon. Michael A. Telesca on 11/18/09. (TO)

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-PS-O- UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SHEILA GRIFFIN, Plaintiff, -vBRIGHTON DENTAL GROUP and YC MRUTHYUNJAYA, Defendants. 09-CV-6273T ORDER On September 9, 2009, plaintiff filed a motion for reconsideration (Docket No. 6) requesting that the Court vacate the Order of August 17, 2009 (Docket No. 4), which dismissed the action for plaintiff's failure to respond to the Court Order and to file the Right to Sue Letter. Plaintiff's motion seeks relief from a final judgment, order or proceeding under Fed.R.Civ.P. 60(b), which permits the Court to grant a motion for reconsideration when, for example, there has been a mistake, inadvertence, surprise, excusable neglect, or newly discovered evidence which by due diligence could not have been discovered in time. Nothing in plaintiff's motion provides a basis for the Court to grant Rule 60(b) relief. could not properly bring the Title In addition, plaintiff VII action until the The Administrative Agency had granted her a right to sue letter. Right to Sue letter is a precondition to suit, meaning that plaintiff had not exhausted her administrative remedies until she was granted the right to sue by the EEOC. Plaintiff apparently did subsequently receive a right to sue letter from the Agency, dated September 30, 2009. Plaintiff's action was, therefore, premature and will remain closed. Plaintiff may, however, bring a new action under Title VII based on the right to sue letter she now has, within 90 days of the date of the Right to Sue letter.1 Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for reconsideration is hereby denied. Because the action is closed, plaintiff's other motions are denied as moot. SO ORDERED. S/ Michael A. Telesca _____________________________________ MICHAEL A. TELESCA United States District Judge Dated: November 18, 2009 Rochester, New York 1 The Court notes that plaintiff has previously had an action in this Court b e f o r e Judge Siragusa. This new Title VII action should have been assigned to J u d g e Siragusa, as well. Any new action filed by plaintiff shall be assigned to J u d g e Siragusa. 2

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