New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims
BULLOCK v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, # 2018-045-507, Claim No. 127661

Synopsis

Claims dismissed as claimant failed to appear at Trial to prosecute the claim.

Case information

UID: 2018-045-507
Claimant(s): RAHEEM BULLOCK
Claimant short name: BULLOCK
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Defendant(s): THE STATE OF NEW YORK
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Third-party claimant(s):
Third-party defendant(s):
Claim number(s): 127661
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Judge: GINA M. LOPEZ-SUMMA
Claimant's attorney: Raheem Bullock, Pro Se
Defendant's attorney: Hon. Barbara D. Underwood, Attorney General
By: J. Gardner Ryan, Assistant Attorney General
Third-party defendant's attorney:
Signature date: August 9, 2018
City: Hauppauge
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See also (multicaptioned case)

Decision

Claimant, Raheem Bullock, a pro se inmate, filed a claim with the Clerk of the Court on March 17, 2016. By letter dated June 20, 2018, the Court scheduled a trial of the matter to be held on August 7, 2018 at Fishkill Correctional Facility.

At the beginning of the trial, the State made a motion to dismiss the claim for failure to prosecute the action due to claimant's failure to appear for trial. The Court noted that the letter dated June 20, 2018 was returned to sender and that claimant has failed to notify the Court of his new address as required by 22 NYCRR 206.6 (f).

A bench decision was issued granting the States' motion to dismiss the claim pursuant to Court of Claims Act 19 (3) for the reasons set forth on the record and it is

ORDERED that the claim is dismissed.

August 9, 2018

Hauppauge, New York

GINA M. LOPEZ-SUMMA

Judge of the Court of Claims