Phillips v. Moller, et al

Filing 18

ORDER Plaintiff's July 12, 2010 Motion for Extension of Time 17 is granted to the extent that Plaintiff has 30 days from the date this Order is filed to file a second amended complaint. The Motion is denied with respect to all other relief requested. If Plaintiff fails to comply, the Clerk of Court must enter a judgment of dismissal with prejudice that states that the dismissal may count as a strike under 28:1915(g)Signed by Judge Mary H Murguia on 8/10/10.(TLJ)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JDDL-K WO KM IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) City of Phoenix Police Department, et al.,) ) ) ) Defendants. ) James Earl Phillips, No. CV 10-235-PHX-MHM (JRI) ORDER Plaintiff James Earl Phillips, who is confined in the Arizona State Prison ComplexDouglas, filed a "Motion for Leave to File Delayed Civil Rights Complaint" and lodged a pro se civil rights Complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 and an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. The Court directed the Clerk of Court to file the Complaint and Application to Proceed, granted Plaintiff in forma pauperis status, and dismissed the Complaint with leave to amend. On May 20, 2010, the Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint (Doc. 15). On June 9, 2010, the Court dismissed the Amended Complaint with leave to amend. On July 12, 2010, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Extension of Time (Doc. 17). I. Motion In his Motion, Plaintiff requests an additional 60 days within which to file a second amended complaint. Plaintiff states that he needs additional time because he did not receive the Court's June 9th order until June 16, 2010 and because the law library was closed from June 28, 2010 through July 5, 2010. The Court will grant Plaintiff's Motion to the extent that 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JDDL-K Plaintiff will be given 30 days from the day this Order is filed to file a second amended complaint. II. Warnings A. Release Plaintiff must pay the unpaid balance of the filing fee within 120 days of his release. Also, within 30 days of his release, he must either (1) notify the Court that he intends to pay the balance or (2) show good cause, in writing, why he cannot. Failure to comply may result in dismissal of this action. B. Address Changes Plaintiff must file and serve a notice of a change of address in accordance with Rule 83.3(d) of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff must not include a motion for other relief with a notice of change of address. Failure to comply may result in dismissal of this action. C. Copies Plaintiff must submit an additional copy of every filing for use by the Court. See LRCiv 5.4. Failure to comply may result in the filing being stricken without further notice to Plaintiff. D. Possible "Strike" Because the Amended Complaint has been dismissed for failure to state a claim, if Plaintiff fails to file a second amended complaint correcting the deficiencies identified in the June 9, 2010 Order, the dismissal may count as a "strike" under the "3-strikes" provision of 28 U.S.C. 1915(g). Under the 3-strikes provision, a prisoner may not bring a civil action or appeal a civil judgment in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. 1915 "if the prisoner has, on 3 or more prior occasions, while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury." 28 U.S.C. 1915(g). ... -2- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JDDL-K E. Possible Dismissal If Plaintiff fails to timely comply with every provision of the June 9, 2010 Order, or this Order, including these warnings, the Court may dismiss this action without further notice. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1260-61 (9th Cir. 1992) (a district court may dismiss an action for failure to comply with any order of the Court). IT IS ORDERED: (1) Plaintiff's July 12, 2010 Motion for Extension of Time (Doc. 17) is granted to the extent that Plaintiff has 30 days from the date this Order is filed to file a second amended complaint in compliance with the June 9, 2010 Order. The Motion is denied with respect to all other relief requested. (2) If Plaintiff fails to file a second amended complaint within 30 days, the Clerk of Court must, without further notice, enter a judgment of dismissal of this action with prejudice that states that the dismissal may count as a "strike" under 28 U.S.C. 1915(g). DATED this 10th day of August, 2010. -3-

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