Miller v. Aguillar et al

Filing 15

ORDER, Plaintiff's 1/14/13 Document 13 and 1/25/13 Document 14 are granted in part to the extent Plaintiff seeks to reopen this case and prosecute it, and denied in part as to all other relief requested; the Clerk must vacate the Judgment [1 0] and reopen this case; the Clerk must send Plaintiff a service packet including the Complaint 1 , the 11/21/12 Order 10 , this Order, and both summons and request for waiver forms for Defendant Aguillar and the United States of America; Plaintiff must complete and return the service packet to the Clerk within 21 days; this matter is referred to Magistrate Judge Bridget S Bade for further proceedings. Signed by Senior Judge Robert C Broomfield on 4/22/13. (REW)

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1 WO 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 William Miller, 10 11 12 No. CV 12-2321-PHX-RCB (BSB) Plaintiff, vs. ORDER David Aguillar, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 15 On October 30, 2012, Plaintiff William Miller, who is confined in the Arizona 16 State Prison Complex-Florence in Florence, Arizona, filed a pro se civil rights Complaint 17 pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 18 U.S. 388 (1971), and an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. In a November 21, 19 2012 Order, the Court granted the Application to Proceed, concluded that Plaintiff had 20 stated a claim in his Complaint, and ordered the Clerk of Court to send Plaintiff a service 21 packet to complete and return so the United States Marshal could serve Defendant 22 Aguillar. 23 In a December 20, 2012 Order, the Court dismissed the action without prejudice 24 pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). The Court stated that it had received 25 returned mail addressed to Plaintiff that had been marked as “undeliverable” and 26 contained a notation that Plaintiff was not in custody. The Court concluded that Plaintiff 27 had failed to prosecute the case and had failed to comply with Court’s Order because he 28 TERMPSREF 1 had failed to notify the Court of his current address. 2 judgment on December 20, 2012. The Clerk of Court entered 3 On January 3, 2013, Plaintiff filed a Notice of Change of Address. On January 14, 4 2013, Plaintiff filed a Document (Doc. 13) entitled “Plaintiff Request Court Order Filed 5 Leave to Amend After Court Dismiss the Complaint by Demand Ordered with Court.” 6 On January 25, 2013, he filed a Document (Doc. 14) entitled “Plaintiff’s Demand Order 7 for Court Permission to Refiled Dismissed Comply to Rule 41(b).” 8 I. Plaintiff’s Documents 9 In his January 14 and 25, 2013 Documents, Plaintiff states that he was never out of 10 custody and that he attempted to notify the Court of his new address, but staff in the 11 Arizona Department of Corrections’ mail room “withheld the motion for change of 12 address due to lack of training on two separate occasion[s] until Deputy Warden Fizer 13 was notif[ied and] directed to provide[] outgoing legal mail.” Plaintiff appears to request 14 that the Court reopen this case so he can prosecute this action. 15 discretion, will grant Plaintiff’s request. The Court, in its 16 Plaintiff also states in his January 14th Document that he “allege[d] sufficient facts 17 to support Count I on the Defendant[]s[,] but failed to state a claim for relief in Count[s] 18 II and III due to appropriate government agency named” and requests permission to 19 submit a first amended complaint “to cure the deficiencies outlined above.” The Court 20 will deny this request; Plaintiff’s Complaint contained only one count and, therefore, 21 there were no deficiencies in Counts Two and Three.1 22 .... 23 .... 24 1 25 26 27 28 TERMPSREF The Court noted in the November 21, 2012 Order that it would not direct that Defendants Unknown Deputy United States Marshals be served because the Court was unable to identify these individuals and because it is virtually impossible to serve unknown persons. The Court stated that Plaintiff could use the discovery process to obtain the names of these fictitiously named defendants and, if he later discovered their identities, he should seek to amend his Complaint to name them, in compliance with Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. -2- 1 II. Warnings 2 A. 3 Plaintiff must pay the unpaid balance of the filing fee within 120 days of his 4 release. Also, within 30 days of his release, he must either (1) notify the Court that he 5 intends to pay the balance or (2) show good cause, in writing, why he cannot. Failure to 6 comply may result in dismissal of this action. Release 7 B. 8 Plaintiff must file and serve a notice of a change of address in accordance with 9 Rule 83.3(d) of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff must not include a motion 10 for other relief with a notice of change of address. Failure to comply may result in 11 dismissal of this action. Address Changes 12 C. 13 Plaintiff must serve Defendant, or counsel if an appearance has been entered, a 14 copy of every document that he files. Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(a). Each filing must include a 15 certificate stating that a copy of the filing was served. Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(d). Also, 16 Plaintiff must submit an additional copy of every filing for use by the Court. See LRCiv 17 5.4. Failure to comply may result in the filing being stricken without further notice to 18 Plaintiff. 19 D. 20 If Plaintiff fails to timely comply with every provision of the November 21st 21 Order and this Order, including these warnings, the Court may dismiss this action without 22 further notice. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1260-61 (9th Cir. 1992) (a district 23 court may dismiss an action for failure to comply with any order of the Court). 24 IT IS ORDERED: 25 (1) Copies Possible Dismissal Plaintiff’s January 14, 2013 Document (Doc. 13) and January 25, 2013 26 Document (Doc. 14) are granted in part to the extent Plaintiff seeks to reopen this case 27 and prosecute it, and denied in part as to all other relief requested. 28 TERMPSREF -3- 1 2 (2) The Clerk of Court must vacate the December 20, 2012 Judgment (Doc. 10) and reopen this case. 3 (3) The Clerk of Court must send Plaintiff a service packet including the 4 Complaint (Doc. 1), the November 21, 2012 Order (Doc. 10), this Order, and both 5 summons and request for waiver forms for Defendant Aguillar and the United States of 6 America. 7 (4) Plaintiff must complete and return the service packet to the Clerk of Court 8 within 21 days of the date of filing of this Order. The United States Marshal will not 9 provide service of process if Plaintiff fails to comply with this Order. 10 (5) If Plaintiff does not complete service of the Summons and Complaint on 11 Defendant within 120 days of the filing of the Complaint or within 60 days of the filing 12 of this Order, whichever is later, the action may be dismissed as to each Defendant not 13 served. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m); LRCiv 16.2(b)(2)(B)(i). 14 15 (6) The United States Marshal must retain the Summons, a copy of the Complaint, and a copy of this Order for future use. 16 (7) 17 The United States Marshal must: (a) for Defendant Aguillar, personally serve a copy of the Summons, 18 Complaint, and this Order at Government expense, pursuant to Rule 4(e)(2) and 19 (i)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and 20 (b) send by certified mail a copy of the Summons for Defendant Aguillar, 21 the Summons for the United States, the Complaint, and this Order to (1) the civil 22 process clerk at the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona 23 and (2) the Attorney General of the United States, pursuant to Rule 4(i)(1) of the 24 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 25 (8) Defendant must answer the Complaint or otherwise respond by appropriate 26 motion within the time provided by the applicable provisions of Rule 12(a) of the Federal 27 Rules of Civil Procedure. 28 .... TERMPSREF -4- 1 2 3 (9) This matter is referred to Magistrate Judge Bridget S. Bade pursuant to Rules 72.1 and 72.2 of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure for further proceedings. DATED this 22nd day of April, 2013. 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 TERMPSREF -5-

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