Presas v. Kern Medical Center et al

Filing 29

ORDER (1) DISREGARDING Proposed Supplemental Complaint and (2) GRANTING Motions 20 & 27 for Leave to File Supplemental Complaints, Subject to Filing Second Amended Complaint That is Complete Within Itself Within Thirty Days, signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 4/8/2015. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 COSME PRESAS, Plaintiff, 11 12 13 14 v. KERN MEDICAL CENTER, et al., Defendants. Case No. 1:13-cv-02038-LJO-SKO (PC) ORDER (1) DISREGARDING PROPOSED SUPPLEMENTAL COMPLAINT AND (2) GRANTING MOTIONS FOR LEAVE TO FILE SUPPLEMENTAL COMPLAINTS, SUBJECT TO FILING SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT THAT IS COMPLETE WITHIN ITSELF WITHIN THIRTY DAYS (Docs. 19, 20, and 27) 15 _____________________________________/ 16 17 Plaintiff Cosme Presas, a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil 18 rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on December 13, 2013. On June 13, 2014, Plaintiff 19 filed a first amended complaint in compliance with the Court’s screening order. On December 1, 20 2014, Plaintiff filed a motion seeking leave to file a supplemental complaint and he submitted a 21 proposed supplemental complaint. On February 11, 2015, Plaintiff filed a second motion seeking 22 leave to supplement his complaint. 23 Although Plaintiff is entitled to seek leave to supplement his first amended complaint to 24 add facts relating to events which occurred after June 23, 2014, Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(d), his pleading 25 must nonetheless be complete within itself without reference to prior or subsequent pleadings, 26 Local Rule 220. Therefore, if Plaintiff wishes to add facts or exhibits to his first amended 27 complaint, he must file a pleading that is complete within itself without reference to his prior 28 pleading. In as much as Plaintiff’s first amended complaint will come before the Court for 1 statutory screening in the near future, 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, the Court will grant Plaintiff thirty days 2 within which to file a second amended complaint that is complete within itself without reference 3 to his first amended complaint, Local Rule 220. If Plaintiff does not file a second amended 4 complaint within thirty days that is complete within itself, the Court will screen his first amended 5 complaint, filed on June 23, 2014. 6 Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that: 7 1. 8 9 Plaintiff’s proposed supplemental complaint, lodged on December 1, 2014, is DISREGARDED; 2. Plaintiff’s motions for leave to file supplemental complaints are GRANTED, 10 subject to the filing of a second amended complaint that is complete within itself 11 within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order; 12 3. 13 14 Plaintiff’s second amended complaint may not exceed twenty-five (25) pages in length, exclusive of exhibits; and 4. 15 If Plaintiff’s second amended complaint fails to comply with twenty-five page limit, it will be stricken from the record. 16 17 18 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 8, 2015 /s/ Sheila K. Oberto UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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