Smith v. Pappenfus et al
ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 06/13/06: The Clerk shall file the two documents received from pltf 06/08/06 in 2:06-CV-1235 GEB PAN P; the Clerk shall close this case as duplicative of 2:06-CV-1235 GEB PAN P; CASE CLOSED. (Kirkpatrick, S)
(PC) Smith v. Pappenfus et al
Page 1 of 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 A court may take judicial notice of court records. See MGIC Indem. Co. v. Weisman, 803 F.2d 500, 505 (9th Cir. 1986); United States v. Wilson, 631 F.2d 118, 119 (9th Cir. 1980). 1
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA REGINALD SMITH, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN PAPPENFUS, et al., Defendants. / Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se. The civil rights complaint filed in this case was received on June 8, 2006. The court's own records reveal that on June 6, 2006, plaintiff filed a complaint containing identical allegations against the same defendants. See Reginald Smith v. John Pappenfus, et al., case No. Civ. S-06-1235 GEB PAN P.1 Plaintiff's second complaint differs from the first only in the signature date and the number of pages attached to the form complaint. In addition, the complaint received on June 8, 2006, was accompanied by an application to proceed in forma pauperis. It appears that plaintiff intended to submit an in forma pauperis application and an amended complaint for filing in case No. CIV S-06-1235 GEB PAN P. Good cause appearing, ORDER No. CIV S-06-1258 GEB DAD P
Page 2 of 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
the Clerk of the Court will be directed to file the two documents received on June 8, 2006, in case No. CIV S-06-1235 GEB PAN P. This duplicative action will be closed, and plaintiff shall not include the case number of this closed case on any documents filed hereafter. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). In reviewing the complaints filed June 6, 2006, and June 8, 2006, the undersigned has discovered that plaintiff commenced his action in the wrong division of the court. Although plaintiff is confined in Solano State Prison, the alleged violations took place at Avenal State Prison. The latter institution is located in Kings County, which is part of the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See Local Rule 3-120(d). The judge assigned to case No. CIV S-06-1235 GEB PAN P will determine whether the case should be transferred to Fresno pursuant to Local Rule 3-120(f). If the case is transferred to Fresno, plaintiff will be advised of a new case number and must use that number on all subsequent filings. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. The Clerk of the Court shall file the two documents received from plaintiff on June 8, 2006, in case No. CIV S-06-1235 GEB PAN P; the case number on the two documents shall be changed to No. CIV S-06-1235 GEB PAN P, and the complaint shall be filed as an amended complaint. 2. The Clerk of the Court shall close this case as duplicative of case No. CIV S06-1235 GEB PAN P. DATED: June 13, 2006.
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?