Leonard Brown v. U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration

Filing 14

ORDER STRICKING 13 Reply to Answer. Order signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 2/5/2014. (Timken, A)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 LEONARD BROWN, 6 7 8 9 Plaintiff, 12 ORDER STRICKING REPLY TO ANSWER v. (Doc. 13) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, Defendant. 10 11 Case No. 1:13-cv-01122-LJO-SKO _____________________________________/ Plaintiff Leonard Brown, a federal prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed 13 this action pursuant to 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(4)(B) on July 19, 2013. This action is proceeding against 14 Defendant U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration for a claim pursuant to 15 the Freedom of Information Act. Defendant filed an answer on January 21, 2014. (Doc. 10.) 16 On January 30, 2014, Plaintiff filed a reply to Defendant's answer. Neither the Federal 17 Rules of Civil Procedure nor the Local Rules provides for a reply to an answer, absent an order 18 from the Court requiring one. Fed. R. Civ. P. 7(a)(7). In this case, the Court did not order a reply 19 to the answer. 20 Accordingly, Plaintiff=s reply to the answer, filed on January 30, 2014, is STRICKEN from 21 the record. 22 23 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: February 5, 2014 /s/ Sheila K. Oberto UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 26 27 28

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