Akbar v. Barretto
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows on 6/7/2017 DENYING 21 Motion for Reconsideration. The Clerk shall close this case and no further filings shall be docketed. (Henshaw, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MAHDEE ABDUL AKBAR
No. 2:17-cv-00140 GGH
Plaintiff was a proceeding in pro se in this action that was originally brought as a petition
for habeas corpus in the Northern District of California. The matter was transferred to this court
by Northern District Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James on January 19, 2017. ECF No. 4. On
February 28, 2017, this court dismissed the transferred complaint without prejudice to permit
filing of an amended complaint alleging violation of plaintiff’s civil rights under 28 U.S.C.
section 1983 within 30 days of the issuance of the Order if he so chose. ECF No. 14. This Order
also notified plaintiff that his failure to comply with its terms could lead to a dismissal with
prejudice. On March 7, 2017 this court granted plaintiff’s request to proceed in forma pauperis.
ECF No. 17. Plaintiff filed no amended complaint, but he did request appointment of counsel.
ECF No. 18. The request for counsel was denied and the plaintiff’s action was dismissed with
prejudice for failure to follow the court’s directions to file an amended complaint in conformity
with the terms found in the Order filed April 10, 2017. ECF No. 19. Judgment was entered on
the same date. ECF No. 20. On June 1, 2017 plaintiff filed a Motion for Reconsideration of the
dismissal and entry of judgment. ECF No. 21.
Plaintiff does not address his failure to file an amended complaint in this motion. Instead
he asserts that Judge Thelton Henderson of the Northern District ordered some relief in this case
before it was transferred. There is, however, no order by Judge Henderson in the record of this
case and, in fact, Judge Henderson was never assigned this case while it was pending in his
The court will construe plaintiff’s Motion as having been brought under Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 60(b), which permits the court to relieve a party from a final judgment for one of
the following reasons: (1) mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect; (2) newly
discovered evidence; (3) fraud, misrepresentation or misconduct by an opposing party; (4) the
judgment is void; (5) the judgment has been satisfied, release, or discharged; or (6) any other
reason that justifies relief. None of these bases exist in the present case, and therefore the
judgment must stand.
For all of the foregoing reasons, plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration is DENIED, the
Clerk shall close this case, and no further filings shall be docketed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: June 7, 2017
/s/ Gregory G. Hollows
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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