Claims dismissed as claimant failed to appear at Trial to prosecute the claim.
|Claimant short name:||JONES|
|Footnote (claimant name) :|
|Defendant(s):||THE STATE OF NEW YORK|
|Footnote (defendant name) :|
|Judge:||GINA M. LOPEZ-SUMMA|
|Claimant's attorney:||Leroy Jones, Pro Se|
|Defendant's attorney:||Hon. Barbara D. Underwood, Attorney General
By: Elizabeth Gavin, Assistant Attorney General
|Third-party defendant's attorney:|
|Signature date:||August 9, 2018|
|See also (multicaptioned case)|
Claimant, Leroy Jones, a pro se inmate, filed a claim with the Clerk of the Court on January 2, 2014. By letter dated June 20, 2018, the Court scheduled a trial of this matter to be held on August 7, 2018 at Downstate 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