Ivan Lee Matthews v. Liles et al
ORDER DIRECTING Defendants to Consent or Decline to United States Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction; Ten (10) Day Deadline signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 7/12/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Consent/Decline)(Sant Agata, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
IVAN LEE MATTHEWS,
Case No. 1:14-cv-00083-BAM (PC)
ORDER DIRECTING DEFENDANTS TO
CONSENT OR DECLINE TO UNITED
STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
R. LILES, et al.,
TEN (10) DAY DEADLINE
Plaintiff Ivan Lee Matthews (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma
pauperis in this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action currently proceeds on
Plaintiff’s fourth amended complaint, filed on May 28, 2015, against Defendants Liles, Sherrett,
and Cable for retaliation and denial of access to the courts in violation of the First Amendment,
arising from the denial of Plaintiff’s legal papers. (ECF No. 22.)
This action is currently assigned only to the undersigned based on Plaintiff’s consent to
United States Magistrate Judge jurisdiction. (ECF No. 5.) However, the record reflects that
Defendants Liles, Sherrett, and Cable have not filed valid consent or request for reassignment
forms despite filing a motion to dismiss in this action. Therefore, Defendants Liles, Sherrett, and
Cable shall notify the Court within ten (10) days from the date of service of this order whether
they consent to or decline United States Magistrate Judge jurisdiction.
Accordingly, the Court HEREBY ORDERS that:
1. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send Defendants Liles, Sherrett, and Cable a copy of
the consent or request for reassignment form and the instructions for consent to Magistrate
Judge jurisdiction; and
2. Defendants shall complete and return the consent or request for reassignment forms within
ten (10) days of service of this order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
July 12, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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