(PC) Saylor v. Allison et al

Filing 9

ORDER DENYING 7 Plaintiff's Motion for Court to Permit Telephonic Appearance and 8 Plaintiff's Motion for Court to Receive Supplemental Proof of Exhaustion signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 7/15/2021. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 BRIAN E. SAYLOR, 12 13 Plaintiff, v. 14 KATHLEEN ALLISON, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 19 ORDER DENYING PLAINIFF’S MOTION FOR COURT TO PERMIT TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE AND PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR COURT TO RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL PROOF OF EXHAUSTION (ECF Nos. 7, 8) 17 18 Case No. 1:21-cv-01062-EPG (PC) Plaintiff Brian Saylor (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. 20 On July 14, 2021, Plaintiff filed a motion requesting that he be permitted to appear 21 telephonically for any future appearances in this case. (ECF No. 7.) The same day, Plaintiff filed 22 23 24 25 a separate motion requesting that the Court “receive supplemental proof satisfying the exhaustion requirement.” (ECF No. 8.) The Court will deny Plaintiff’s motion requesting to appear telephonically for all future appearances. Plaintiff’s complaint is currently before the Court for screening and there are no upcoming appearances. While the Court will permit telephonic appearance whenever practicable, 26 appearances are handled on a case by case basis and on certain occasions Plaintiff may be 27 required to appear in person or by video conference. An order permitting Plaintiff to appear 28 1 1 2 telephonically for all future appearances is not appropriate at this time. The Court will also deny Plaintiff’s motion regarding supplemental proof of exhaustion. 3 Exhaustion is an affirmative defense that is ordinarily resolved on summary judgment unless lack 4 of exhaustion is clear on the face of the complaint. Thus, it is not necessary for Plaintiff to submit 5 evidence at this time. If Plaintiff believes his complaint makes errors in its statements regarding 6 7 8 9 10 exhaustion, he may move to amend it. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion to permit telephonic appearance (ECF No. 7) and motion to receive supplemental proof of exhaustion (ECF No. 8) are DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. 11 12 Dated: July 15, 2021 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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