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.
Miner '56, Roger J., "Sellers v. MC Floor Crafters, Inc., 842 F. 2d 639 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 1988" (1988). Circuit Court Opinions. 99.