Herrera v. Idemudia
ORDER and FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 05/02/17 ORDERING plaintiff's motion for extension of time 36 is denied. Plaintiff's motion to amend 37 is denied. Also, RECOMMENDING that this action be dismissed without prejudice. Referred to Judge John A. Mendez. Objections due within 14 days. (Plummer, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:16-cv-2293 JAM CKD P
FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Plaintiff filed this pro se prisoner action on September 26, 2016. (ECF No. 1.) On
November 9, 2016, the undersigned determined that service was appropriate for defendant
Idemudia and directed the clerk to send plaintiff service documents, to be completed within thirty
days. (ECF No. 14.) Plaintiff was granted three extensions of time to submit service documents
and informed that no further extensions would be granted. (ECF No. 28; see ECF Nos. 26 & 35.)
To date, however, plaintiff has not submitted service documents for defendant Idemudia.
Rather, he seeks a fourth extension of time and also moves to amend the complaint. (ECF Nos.
36 & 37.) Under Rule 15(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, leave to amend shall be
given freely when justice requires. Here, plaintiff does not attach a proposed amended complaint
as required by Local Rule 137(c). In the absence of any reviewable pleading, the court does not
find that justice requires leave to amend in this instance.
Moreover, plaintiff has not shown good cause for additional time to submit service
documents. As he has failed to do so despite multiple extensions of time, the undersigned will
recommend that this action be dismissed without prejudice.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Plaintiff’s motion for extension of time (ECF No. 36) is denied; and
2. Plaintiff’s motion to amend (ECF No. 37) is denied.
IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed without prejudice. See
Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
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, plaintiff may file written objections
with the court. The document should be captioned “Objections to 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
Dated: May 2, 2017
CAROLYN K. DELANEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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