Leonard Brown v. U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration
ORDER STRICKING 13 Reply to Answer. Order signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 2/5/2014. (Timken, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORDER STRICKING REPLY TO
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DRUG
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. § 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.)
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.
Accordingly, Plaintiff=s reply to the answer, filed on January 30, 2014, is STRICKEN from
21 the record.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 5, 2014
/s/ Sheila K. Oberto
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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