Caputo v. Kern County Sheriff's Office
ORDER GRANTING Motion for Copy of Order and DENYING Motion to Compel and for Sanctions 36 , 37 ; ORDER DIRECTING Clerk to Send Plaintiff a Copy of the Order Entered on February 8, 2017 32 and Attachments, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 3/31/17. (Hellings, J)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KERN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, et
ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR COPY OF
ORDER AND DENYING MOTION TO
COMPEL AND FOR SANCTIONS
(ECF NOS. 36 & 37)
ORDER DIRECTING CLERK TO SEND
PLAINTIFF A COPY OF THE ORDER
ENTERED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (ECF NO.
32) AND ATTACHMENTS
Brian Caputo (“Plaintiff”) is a prisoner1 proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this
civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On March 30, 2017, Plaintiff filed a request
for a copy of the order entered on February 8, 2017 (“Motion for Copy of Order”). (ECF No. 36).
On that same day Plaintiff also filed a motion for the Court to compel the Kern County Sheriff’s
Office to answer interrogatories, and to sanction the Kern County Sherriff’s Office for not timely
answering the interrogatories (“Motion to Compel”). (ECF No. 37).
In Plaintiff’s Motion for Copy of Order, Plaintiff alleges that he never received the
Court’s order (which Plaintiff refers to as a form) that was entered on February 8, 2017. Because
Plaintiff has allegedly never received a copy of that order, the Court will grant Plaintiff’s Motion
for Copy of Order.
As to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel, it will be denied because the Court has not yet opened
discovery. As laid out in the First Informational Order in Prisoner/Civil Detainee Civil Rights
Case (ECF No. 3, p. 4), “[a]fter defendants' answers are filed, the Court will issue an order
At the time of the incidents alleged in the original Complaint, Plaintiff was detained at Kern
County Jail. He is now incarcerated at the Lompoc U.S. Penitentiary.
opening discovery and setting deadlines for completing discovery, amending the pleadings, and
filing dispositive motions. No discovery may be initiated until the Court issues a discovery order
or otherwise orders that discovery begin.”
otherwise ordered that discovery begin. Therefore, it is not yet time in this case for Plaintiff to
Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Plaintiff’s Motion for Copy of Order is GRANTED.
The Clerk of Court is
DIRECTED to send Plaintiff a copy of the order entered on February 8, 2017
(ECF No. 32), as well as the attachments; and
2. Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel is DENIED.
The Court has not issued a discovery order or
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 31, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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