(PC) Beckett v. Moreno et al
ORDER Staying Deadlines for Plaintiff to Respond to Defendants' 27 Motion for Summary Judgment and 28 Motion to Stay Discovery and Scheduling Order; ORDER Requiring Plaintiff to File Motion Seeking Leave to Amend or 26 Lodged Second Amended Complaint will be Stricken signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 07/16/2021. Thirty-Day Deadline. (Flores, E)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MATTHEW H. BECKETT,
MORENO, et al.,
ORDER STAYING DEADLINES FOR
PLAINTIFF TO RESPOND TO
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY
JUDGMENT AND MOTION TO STAY
DISCOVERY AND SCHEDULING ORDER
(ECF Nos. 27, 28)
ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO FILE
MOTION SEEKING LEAVE TO AMEND OR
LODGED SECOND AMENDED
COMPLAINT WILL BE STRICKEN
(ECF No. 26)
THIRTY (30) DAY DEADLINE
Case No. 1:20-cv-01427-NONE-BAM (PC)
Plaintiff Matthew H. Beckett (“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 on
Plaintiff’s first amended complaint against Defendants Sedillo and Moreno for excessive force in
violation of the Eighth Amendment for the incident on October 21, 2018, for force used after the
time Plaintiff lost consciousness.
Defendants filed an answer to the first amended complaint on March 26, 2021. (ECF No.
21.) On July 15, 2021, Plaintiff submitted a proposed second amended complaint, but it was not
accompanied by a motion seeking leave to amend. (ECF No. 26.) On July 16, 2021, Defendants
filed a motion for summary judgment together with a motion to stay the deadlines in the Court’s
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April 29, 2021 Discovery and Scheduling Order. (ECF Nos. 27, 28.)
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(2), Plaintiff may only amend his
pleading with Defendants’ written consent or the Court’s leave. As it does not appear that
Plaintiff has obtained Defendants’ written consent to file a second amended complaint, Plaintiff
must obtain leave of Court. Although the Court will freely give leave to amend when justice so
requires, Plaintiff has not provided any explanation for his desire to submit a second amended
complaint. Plaintiff will therefore be permitted an opportunity to file a motion to amend, and
Defendants will have an opportunity to respond pursuant to Local Rule 230(l).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:
1. Within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff shall file a motion
seeking leave to file an amended complaint;
2. The deadlines for Plaintiff to respond to Defendants’ motion for summary judgment and
motion to stay the deadlines in the Court’s Discovery and Scheduling Order are STAYED
pending resolution of Plaintiff’s motion to amend; and
3. If Plaintiff fails to file a motion to amend in compliance with this order, Plaintiff’s
lodged second amended complaint will be stricken from the record and this action
will proceed on Plaintiff’s first amended complaint.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
July 16, 2021
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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