Gradford v. Mejia et al

Filing 14

ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's 13 Motion to Reopen Case and Reassign to Related Retaliation Pending Cases, signed by District Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 10/19/17. (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 WILLIAM J. GRADFORD, 7 Plaintiff, 8 9 v. DEPUTY MEJIA, et al., 10 Defendants. 11 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 1:17-cv-00528-AWI-SAB (PC) ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO REOPEN CASE AND REASSIGN TO RELATED RETALIATION PENDING CASES 12 Plaintiff William J. Gradford is appearing pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights 13 action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On July 24, 2017, this action was dismissed for the failure to 14 state a claim upon which relief may be granted, as Plaintiff could not state a cognizable claim by 15 alleging that jail officials opened and read mail sent to him by the Clerk of the Court. (ECF Nos. 11, 16 12.) 17 Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion to reopen this case and have it reassigned or 18 related to his pending retaliation cases, filed on October 18, 2017. (ECF No. 13.) Plaintiff provides no 19 reasons or basis for why this case should be reopened, and therefore it will be denied. 20 21 Accordingly, Plaintiff’s motion requesting to reopen and reassign this case is HEREBY DENIED. 22 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 Dated: October 19, 2017 25 26 27 28 SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE

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