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Plaintiff-appellant John Sellers appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Costantino, J.), granting summary judgment in favor of defendants-appellees because of Sellers' failure to exhaust union grievance procedures. We reverse. First, the district court failed to advise Sellers, a pro se litigant, of the nature, procedures and consequences of a motion for summary judgment before granting the motion in defendant's favor. Second, the district court improperly relied on the hearsay affidavit of counsel for defendant-appellee M.C. Floor Crafters, Inc. in granting the motion.


842 F.2d 639 (1988)

John SELLERS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. M.C. FLOOR CRAFTERS, INC., Local 2287 of Resilient Floor Coverers, New York City District Council of Carpenters and United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 480, Docket 87-7151.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Argued January 26, 1988.

Decided March 23, 1988.

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