Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson


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Plaintiff’s Jan. 25, 2012 Title VII action alleged employer Rochester Psychiatric Center (RPC) subjected him to race and gender-based discrimination and retaliation beginning on June 8, 2010 approximately 10 years after he was hired by RPC. That portion of plaintiff’s motion seeking to compel further responses to Interrogatory Nos. 1 and 8 was denied while the portion seeking to compel further responses to Interrogatory Nos. 2, 7, 9,10, 20, 21. 22. and 23, was granted. However, the court denied plaintiff’s motion to extend the time to file a motion for leave to amend his complaint. At plaintiff’s request the court had already extended the deadline several time until June 30, 2016, but plaintiff never filed his amended complaint. In addition to failing to show whether he acted with the required diligence to justify granting his motion for leave to amend so long after the deadline for such motions, plaintiff’s papers did not make clear whether he also sought to make the changes to his complaint authorized by the court’s previous decisions, but which were never made. The court also deemed it plaintiff’s responsibility to decide whether to retain a lawyer or continue prosecuting his lawsuit pro se.