Moye v. Myriad Ventures Inc. et al

Filing 25

***INCORRECT FILING - SEE DOC. #28*** ORDER DISMISSING ACTION AND REQUIRING PREFILING REVIEW. Signed by Judge William Alsup on 12/21/09. (dt, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/21/2009) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/21/2009: # 1 Certificate of Service) (dt, COURT STAFF). Modified on 1/6/2010 (sis, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 MALINKA TACUMA WADE MOYE, Plaintiff, v. CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, et al. Defendants. / No. C 09-03892 WHA No. C-09-03895 WHA No. C-09-03896 WHA No. C-09-03897 WHA No. C-09-03899 WHA No. C-09-03900 WHA No. C-09-03902 WHA 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 ORDER DISMISSING COMPLAINTS On August 25, 2009, plaintiff filed the seven above-captioned actions. The "facts" alleged in each of the complaints consist of short, incomplete and ungrammatical sentences. While some of the underlying facts alleged in each action differ slightly, to the extent they are comprehensible at all they allege an illegal transfer of an estate, false imprisonment, robbery and attempted murder and/or conspiracy to commit murder, all aided by the San Francisco courts, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Sheriff Department and Office of the Public Defender, among others. None of the complaints comprehensibly states the basis for any of plaintiff's claims. Other than the brief sentence fragments described above, there is nothing in any of the complaints that states where events occurred giving rise to plaintiff's claims, when they occurred or how plaintiff has any basis for bringing these claims. Each of the complaints asserts that jurisdiction is predicated on 28 U.S.C. 1332, which codifies jurisdiction based on diversity of citizenship. Other than the amount in controversy, however, there are no facts alleged in any of the complaints that set forth the citizenship of the various parties such that 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 diversity jurisdiction can be established. The other federal statutes cited by plaintiff are not ones that give rise to private civil claims. Thus, the complaints each fail to show either diversity or federal question jurisdiction on their face and must be dismissed. A district court may dismiss a complaint sua sponte if federal subject matter jurisdiction is lacking or if a complaint is frivolous. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2); Cato v. United States 70 F.3d 1103, 1106 (9th Cir. 1995). A complaint is frivolous if it "lacks an arguable basis either in law or in fact." Neitzke v. Williams 490 U.S. 319, 325 (1989) (superceded on other grounds by reason of adoption of section 1915(e) which makes dismissal for failure to state a claim mandatory). Where a complaint alleges facts that are "clearly baseless," "fanciful" or "delusional" it may be dismissed as frivolous. Denton v. Hernandez 504 U.S. 25, 3233 (1992). If a pro se plaintiff can cure the factual allegations in order to state a claim, he must be given leave to do so. Lopez v. Smith 203 F.3d 1122, 1127 (9th Cir. 2000) (en banc). However, if repleading cannot cure the deficiencies, the complaint may be dismissed without leave to amend. See Cato, 70 F.3d at 1106. On October 6, 2009, plaintiff was ordered to show cause why his complaints in the seven above-captioned actions should not be dismissed for failure to state a claim. Although he was given two chances, he did not file a responsive answer. This order finds that plaintiff could not amend any of the seven above-captioned complaints so as to state a plausible claim or one over which the Court would have jurisdiction. Each of the complaints is therefore DISMISSED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND. The Clerk of Court shall close the files. 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 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 27, 2009. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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