Johnson v. Contra Costa County

Filing 6

ORDER dismissing claims asserted against the Honorable Peter Berger. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on 1/22/2007. (mmclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/22/2007)

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Johnson v. Contra Costa County Doc. 6 Case 3:07-cv-00195-MMC Document 6 Filed 01/22/2007 Page 1 of 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California LE ROI JOHNSON, Plaintiff, v. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Defendant. / No. C-07-0195 MMC ORDER DISMISSING CLAIMS ASSERTED AGAINST THE HONORABLE PETER BERGER 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Before the Court is the complaint filed January 10, 2007 by plaintiff Le Roi Johnson ("Johnson"), in which Johnson asserts, inter alia, civil rights claims against the Honorable Peter Berger arising out of Judge Berger's imposition of a $200 fine against plaintiff. Where, as here, a case is brought in forma pauperis, the Court "shall dismiss the case . . . if the court determines that . . . the action . . . seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief." See 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(iii). A state judge is absolutely immune from civil liability for damages resulting from acts performed in his judicial capacity. See Pierson v. Ray, 386 U.S. 547, 553-55 (1967). Accordingly, the claims asserted against Judge Berger are hereby DISMISSED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 22, 2007 MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge

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