When plaintiff, in a case submitted to arbitration, issued a third party subpoena using the court’s caption and case number, without advising the opposing party, the arbitrator, or the court, the court granted defendant's motion for sanctions, awarding him attorney's fees associated with filing the motion. The court found that the subpoena issued by plaintiff's counsel to a third party was blatantly improper because: (1) the court had fully stayed the case pending arbitration and placed the case on the suspense calendar; (2) only arbitrators, and not parties, have authority to issue subpoenas; (3) plaintiff failed to give proper notice as required by Rule 45(b)(1); and (4) the subpoena sought documents that the arbitrator had already ruled were not discoverable. The court declined to enjoin plaintiff from issuing additional subpoenas. Kenney, Becker LLP v. Kenney, Case No. 06-2975 (USDC S.D. N.Y. Mar. 6, 2008).