(PC) Hunter v. Fisher et al
ORDER GRANTING IN PART Plaintiff's 75 Motion Requesting to Consent to Magistrate Judge; ORDER DIRECTING Clerk of Court to Serve Blank Consent/Decline Form on Plaintiff; Thirty (30) Day Deadline signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 5/7/2022. (Sant Agata, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:19-cv-00625-AWI-BAM (PC)
ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF’S
MOTION REQUESTING TO CONSENT TO
(ECF No. 75)
FISHER, et al.,
ORDER DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO
SERVE BLANK CONSENT/DECLINE FORM
THIRTY (30) DAY DEADLINE
Plaintiff Nathan Hunter (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma
pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action proceeds against
Defendants Cui,1 Thompson, Fisher, and Hernandez for excessive force in violation of the Eighth
On May 5, 2022, Plaintiff filed a “Motion Requesting to Consent to Magistrate Judge.”
(ECF No. 75.) In the motion, Plaintiff asks if he can consent to a Magistrate Judge. (Id.)
Plaintiff is informed that pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 73, he may consent
to conduct this civil action, including trial, before a Magistrate Judge. Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(a).
Plaintiff is free to withhold his consent to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction without adverse
Erroneously sued as “Chi.”
If Plaintiff wishes to consent to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction, he may submit a
consent/decline form with a signature in the appropriate box and file it with the Court. The Court
will direct the Clerk of the Court to send Plaintiff a copy of a blank consent/decline form. Only
court staff and attorneys will be able to view the contents of the form.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:
1. Plaintiff’s motion requesting to consent to Magistrate Judge, (ECF No. 75), is GRANTED
IN PART, as discussed above;
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve Plaintiff a blank copy of the consent/decline
form at his current address of record; and
3. Plaintiff’s signed consent/decline of U.S. Magistrate Judge jurisdiction form is due thirty
(30) days from the date of service of this order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
May 7, 2022
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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