Scherffius v. Smith et al
ORDER, FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 9/12/2017 DENYING as moot plaintiff's 50 motion for an extension of time to file a response to defendants' summary judgment motion; and the Clerk shall ass ign a district court judge to this case. IT IS RECOMMENDED that plaintiff's 51 motion for a stay be granted; this case be stayed; and plaintiff be ordered to notify the court within 120 days about the status of his health and whether the stay should remain in place. Assigned and referred to Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr.; Objections to F&R due within 14 days. (Yin, K)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MICHAEL E. SCHERFFIUS,
No. 2:13-cv-1277 DB P
ORDER AND FINDINGS AND
CHRISTOPHER SMITH, et al.,
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with a civil rights
action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He alleges defendants were deliberately indifferent to his medical
needs. Plaintiff moves for a stay of these proceedings based on his current medical issues. (ECF
No. 51.) His motion includes an August 14, 2017 letter from his doctor describing major surgery
plaintiff will undergo and plaintiff’s many health problems. (Id. at 3.) The doctor noted that a
reassessment in 90 days would be appropriate.
Defendants do not oppose plaintiff’s motion. (See ECF No. 53.) They suggest a
reevaluation of the need for a stay within 120 days. The court finds good cause for a stay of these
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s August 22, 2017 motion for an extension of time to file a response to
defendants’ summary judgment motion (ECF No. 50) is denied as moot;
2. Because all parties have not consented to the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge, the Clerk
of the Court shall assign a district judge to this case;
Further, IT IS RECOMMENDED that
1. Plaintiff’s motion for a stay (ECF No. 51) be granted;
2. This case be stayed; and
3. Plaintiff be ordered to notify the court within 120 days about the status of his health
and whether the stay should remain in place.
These findings and recommendations will be submitted to the United States District Judge
assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen days
after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written
objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. The document should be captioned
“Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations.” Any response to the
objections shall be filed and served within seven days after service of the objections. The parties
are advised that failure to file objections within the specified time may result in waiver of the
right to appeal the district court’s order. Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991).
Dated: September 12, 2017
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