Moore v. Gipson et al
ORDER Striking Declaration of Non-Party 68 , signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 3/16/2018. (Hellings, J)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MERRICK JOSE MOORE,
Case No. 1:13-cv-01820-DAD-BAM (PC)
ORDER STRIKING DECLARATION OF
(ECF No. 68)
GIPSON, et al,
Plaintiff Merrick Jose Moore (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in
forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action proceeds on
Plaintiff’s Eighth Amendment claims for excessive force against Defendants Meier, Casas,
Childress, and Adams, and for failure to intervene against Defendants Ford and Thornburg. This
matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and
Local Rule 302.
On March 12, 2018, a non-party, Carmi Johnson, filed a declaration in this matter. (ECF
No. 68.) Ms. Johnson identifies herself in the declaration as the cousin of Plaintiff. Attached are
various exhibits, including letters purportedly sent to Ms. Johnson from Plaintiff, emails, and
Both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and this Court’s Local Rules require that all
filed pleadings, motions, and papers be signed by at least one attorney of record or by the party
personally if the party is represented. Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(a); Local Rule 131(b).
The declaration does not state any particular motion or pending request in this action to
which it relates. Further, this document is not signed by an attorney of record or by a party, and
as such it will be stricken from the record. Plaintiff is advised that to the extent he would submit
evidence in support of a pending request, that evidence should be attached to a proper filing,
signed by Plaintiff, that explains what the evidence is and for what purpose it should be
Furthermore, at this time, the only pending matter is Plaintiff’s motion for an extension of
time regarding the submission of his discovery responses. Defendants’ opposition or statement of
non-opposition to that request is currently due on or before March 19, 2018.
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that the Declaration of Carmi Johnson, filed
March 12, 2018, (ECF No. 68), is STRICKEN from the record.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 16, 2018
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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