Howell v. Felker

Filing 14

FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows on 1/12/09 RECOMMENDING that this action be dismissed w/out prejudice. Referred to Judge John A. Mendez, Objections to F&R due w/in 20 days. (Yin, K)

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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 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA GEORGE HOWELL, Petitioner, vs. T. FELKER, et al., Respondents. / Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se. He seeks relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983. Petitioner has responded to the court's October 24, 2008, order to show cause why this action should not be dismissed as duplicative of CIV S-08-1799 LKK KJM P1. Plaintiff stated that he did not realize that both actions were the same and if one action had to be dismissed, "I respectfully request that my injunction for relief be withdrawn and my civil 1983 complaint not be dismissed." Response (Doc. 13) at 3. As both cases are 42 U.S.C. 1983, claims and seek injunctive relief, the court will recommend that the complaint be dismissed. Adams v. Cal. Dept. of Health Services, 487 F.3d 684, 688 (9th Cir. 2007). FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS No. CIV S-08-1995 JAM GGH P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed without prejudice. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). These findings and recommendations are submitted to the District Judge assigned to this case pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(l). Within twenty days after being served with these findings and recommendations, plaintiff may file written objections with the court. The document should be captioned "Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations." Plaintiff is advised that failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to appeal the District Court's order. Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991). DATED: January 12, 2009 /s/ Gregory G. Hollows 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 2 GGH:AB howe1995 GREGORY G. HOLLOWS UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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