Ford v. King et al
ORDER Regarding 7 Plaintiff's Motion for Clarification signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 6/30/2017. (Jessen, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
DARREN VINCENT FORD,
Case No. 1:17-cv-00822-DAD-BAM (PC)
ORDER REGARDING PLAINTIFF’S
MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION
(ECF No. 7)
AUDREY KING, et al.,
Plaintiff Darren Vincent Ford (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil
rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
On June 22, 2017, Plaintiff filed the instant motion for clarification regarding a Notice of
Electronic Filing dated June 16, 2017 in this action. Plaintiff has circled the “Docket Text”
portion of the notice, which reads, “PRISONER NEW CASE DOCUMENTS and ORDER RE
CONSENT ISSUED; Consent or Decline due by 7/20/2017 (Nguyen, K).” Plaintiff has
handwritten next to the entry, “Will you please tell me what this means? Or is it only for selection
of judge?” Plaintiff has also handwritten at the bottom, “You know, this is the fifth time they
have changed the civil suit case number on Kings case and address. Why so many? I’ve never
moved.” (ECF No. 7.)
Plaintiff’s request for clarification is GRANTED. Plaintiff is directed to Local Rule
135(a), which states in relevant part:
“Notice of Electronic Filing” is a notice automatically generated by CM/ECF at
the time a document is filed with the system. . . . This Notice will set forth the
time of filing, the name of the parties and attorney(s) filing the document, the type
of document, the text of the docket entry, [and] the name of the parties and/or
attorney(s) receiving the notice . . .
Plaintiff is informed that the Prisoner New Case Documents and Order re Consent are
issued by the Clerk of the Court to plaintiffs when new prisoner actions are filed and
assigned to a magistrate judge.
With respect to the case number of this action, Plaintiff is directed to Appendix A
of the Local Rules, which state in relevant part:
Upon the filing of the initial complaint or other document first filed in a
civil action, the Clerk shall assign a case number which shall be
consecutive and prefixed by a the [sic] number “1:” denoting Fresno or
“2:” denoting Sacramento, a filing year (the last two digits of the year in
which the action is filed), followed by a “-cv-” and the next available case
number available. Example: 1:05-cv-00205.
Thereafter the Clerk shall proceed by assigning the initials of the assigned
Judge and Magistrate Judge, immediately after the case number placed on
the document . . . e.g., “1:05-cr-00200-ABC” or “2:05-cv-0700-ABCDEF.”
Plaintiff is informed that the case number in this action was most recently changed due to
the assignment of District Judge Dale A. Drozd to this action. The new case number is
IT IS SO ORDERED.
June 30, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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