Asberry v. Biter
FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 2/28/2017 recommending that this action proceed only on cognizable claims and that all other claims and defendants be dismissed re 1 Prisoner Civil Rights Complaint. Referred to Judge Dale A. Drozd; Objections to F&R due within 14-Days. (Lundstrom, T)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:16-cv-01741-DAD-MJS (PC)
WARDEN BITER, et al.,
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
RECOMMENDING THAT THIS ACTION
PROCEED ONLY ON COGNIZABLE
CLAIMS AND THAT ALL OTHER
CLAIMS AND DEFENDANTS BE
(ECF NO. 1)
FOURTEEN (14) DAY OBJECTION
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil
20 rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Court screened Plaintiff’s
21 complaint (ECF No. 1), and found that it states the following cognizable claims: an
22 Eighth Amendment claim for medical indifference against Defendants Lozovoy and
23 Relevante (formerly identified as Doe 3, see ECF No. 14), and Eighth Amendment
24 conditions of confinement and First Amendment retaliation claims against Defendants
25 Ferris and Godfrey. The remaining claims were not cognizable as pled. (ECF No. 5.)
Plaintiff was ordered to file an amended complaint or notify the Court in writing if
27 he wished to proceed only on the cognizable claims. (Id.) Plaintiff responded that he
1 does not wish to amend and instead wishes to proceed with the cognizable claims.
2 (ECF No. 7.)
Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY RECOMMENDED that:
1. This action proceed only on the following claims: an Eighth
Amendment claim for medical indifference against Defendants
Lozovoy and Relevante, and Eighth Amendment conditions of
confinement and First Amendment retaliation claims against
Defendants Ferris and Godfrey; and
2. All other claims and defendants be dismissed from this action for
failure to state a claim.
These findings and recommendations will be submitted to the United States
12 District Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28 U.S.C.
13 § 636(b)(1). Within fourteen (14) days after being served with the findings and
14 recommendations, Plaintiff may file written objections with the Court. The document
16 Recommendations.” Plaintiff is advised that failure to file objections within the specified
17 time may result in the waiver of rights on appeal. Wilkerson v. Wheeler, 772 F.3d 834,
18 839 (9th Cir. 2014) (citing Baxter v. Sullivan, 923 F.2d 1391, 1394 (9th Cir. 1991)).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 28, 2017
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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