Washington v. Kurts et al

Filing 3

ORDER CLOSING CASE. Signed by Judge William Alsup on 10/21/08. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(dt, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/22/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 In re VAN MONROE WASHINGTON, Plaintiff. / No. C 08-4740 WHA (PR) ORDER CLOSING CASE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 This case was opened when Van Monroe Washington, a California inmate, wrote a letter to Senior Judge Thelton Henderson of this court regarding his medical difficulties. He says "I just need medical care, and not any like 1983, so clearly can I get some help please." It thus is apparent that Washington did not intend to commence a new case. Washington is a member of the class in the case of Plata v. Schwarzenegger, No. C 01-1351-TEH, which presumably is why he wrote to Judge Henderson. Plata is the case in which the court has appointed a receiver to run the California prison medical care system. As a class member, he should submit his claims to the class counsel, Donald H. Specter, Prison Law Office, General Delivery, San Quentin, CA 94964, rather than writing to the judge. This case is DISMISSED without prejudice as opened in error. No fee is due. Washington may ignore the clerk's notice regarding the filing fee. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 21 , 2008. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE G:\PRO-SE\W HA\CR.08\W A SHINGTON4740.DSM.wpd

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