Fordjour v. Director of CDCR et al

Filing 30

ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS re 26 Findings and Recommendations; DISMISSING ACTION, signed by Chief Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 04/16/2009. CASE CLOSED(Martin, S)

Download PDF
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff Charles Fordjour ("Plaintiff") is a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983. The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 72-302. On January 8, 2009, the Magistrate Judge screened Plaintiff's Amended Complaint and filed a Findings and Recommendations herein which was served on Plaintiff. Plaintiff was granted thirty days within which to objection, and he filed his Objection on February 12, 2009. In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(C), this Court has conducted a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, the Court finds the Findings and Recommendations to be supported by the record and by proper analysis. The Findings and Recommendations adequately address the arguments made in the objections. The court is not required to transfer a case containing claims for which the court lack's venue. See 28 U.S.C. 1406(a) (were venue is improper, the district court has the discretion to dismiss the case.) Petitioner's contentions that he is subject to a four year limitation period is incorrect. As found by the Magistrate Judge, Plaintiff's limitation period is only two years, not four years, making his claim 1 v. DIRECTOR OF CDCR, et al., (Docs. 25 and 26) Defendants. / CHARLES FORDJOUR, Plaintiff, CASE NO. 1:07-cv-01768-AWI-SMS PC ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, DISMISSING ACTION, AND DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO ENTER JUDGMENT UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 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 based on the failure to give gate money on January 13, 2005 untimely. See Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 352.1 (prisoners who at the time the cause of action accrued were serving a sentence of less than life for a criminal conviction have a two-year tolling provision for damages actions). Thus, the objections offer no reason to not adopt the Findings and Recommendations. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. 2. The Findings and Recommendations, filed January 8, 2009, is adopted in full; This action is dismissed in its entirety as follows: a. Plaintiff's claims arising from his arrest and detention by the Pinole and El Cerrito Police Departments and from his conditions of confinement at San Quentin State Prison are dismissed, without prejudice, based on improper venue; b. Plaintiff's claim arising from the failure to provide him with gate money on January 13, 2004, is dismissed, with prejudice, as barred by the statute of limitations; and c. Plaintiff's claim arising from the failure to provide him with gate money on April 15, 2008, is dismissed, without prejudice, as barred by section 1997e(a); and 3. The Clerk of the Court shall enter judgment and close this file. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 0m8i78 April 16, 2009 /s/ Anthony W. Ishii CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?