District Courts Must Inform Pro Se Litigants of Summary Judgment Requirements
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Sawyer v. American Federation of Government Employees
District courts are obliged to notify pro se litigants of the nature and consequences of an opposing party's summary judgment motion. There are exceptions when the moving party has provided the requisite notice or when the pro se litigant responds to the motion with factual and legal submissions indicating an understanding the nature and consequences of the motion. See: Sawyer v. American Federation of Government Employees, 180 F.3d 31 (2d Cir. 1999).