Jesus Estevez v. A. Hedgpeth et al
ORDER Granting Plaintiff's 48 Motion for a Court Order Allowing Access to Law Library; Order Denying 46 Motion for Preliminary Injunction; ORDER Granting 57 Plaintiff's Request for a Ruling signed by District Judge Roslyn O. Silver on 9/02/2010. (Flores, E)
(PC) Jesus Estevez v. A. Hedgpeth et al
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 vs. A. Hedgepeth, et al., Defendants. Jesus Estevez, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV-07-01553-ROS ORDER IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, (Doc. 46), and Motion for a Court Order Directing Prison Officials to Allow Plaintiff Access to the Law Library and Materials, (Doc. 48). The Motion for a Preliminary Injunction will be denied, and the Motion for an Injunction allowing access to the law library will be granted. STANDARD Plaintiff seeks a preliminary injunction, and therefore must establish: 1) that Plaintiff
22 is likely to succeed on the merits, 2) that Plaintiff is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the 23 absence of preliminary relief, 3) that the balance of equities tips in Plaintiff's favor, and 4) 24 that an injunction is in the public interest. Marlyn Nutraceuticals, Inc. v. Mucos Pharma 25 GmbH & Co., 571 F.3d 873, 877 (9th Cir. 2009). 26 27 28
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DISCUSSION Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Plaintiff alleges he is experiencing severe pain that affects his daily activities, and Defendants have denied him medical treatment with deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs. Plaintiff requests an injunction requiring Defendants to provide Plaintiff with a health corrective action plan that was submitted to the Kern County Superior Court on December 18, 2009. Defendants argue Plaintiff is already receiving the treatment he requests in his Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. Defendants contend Plaintiff has received constant medical care and treatment for pain management, and that they are complying with the treatment plan. Defendants cite a declaration from Dr. Sherry Lopez, in which she avers that the pain management plan submitted by the Kern Superior Court has been complied with and continues to be complied with. (Doc. 47-1). Plaintiff presents no evidence or other grounds on which the Court could infer Dr. Lopez's declaration is false. Defendant fails to show a likelihood of success on the merits, and his Motion will be denied. II. Motion for Order Directing Prison Officials to Allow Plaintiff Access to the Law
Library and Materials Plaintiff requests an order requiring Defendants to allow plaintiff access to the law library to conduct legal research and to use the legal materials necessary for his litigation. Plaintiff cites his own declaration, in which he states that he is not being allowed to use the law library, books, or other legal materials at the Kern Valley State Prison. Defendants did not file a response. The Motion will be granted. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED Plaintiff's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction (Doc. 46) IS DENIED. FURTHER ORDERED Plaintiff's Request for a Ruling (Doc. 57) IS HEREBY GRANTED.
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FURTHER ORDERED Plaintiff's Motion for a Court Order Allowing Access to Law Library (Doc. 48) IS GRANTED as follows. Defendants shall not prevent Plaintiff from making reasonable use of the law library and legal materials available to inmates at the Kern Valley State Prison, in order for Plaintiff to conduct research for this litigation. DATED this 2nd day of September, 2010.
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