Nnachi v. City and County of San Francisco

Filing 26

ORDER by Judge Maria-Elena James granting 14 Motion to Dismiss, ORDER CLOSING FILE (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/28/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 UNITED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California OLUCHI NNACHI, v. Plaintiff(s), No. C 09-04099 MEJ ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS (DKT #14) CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, Defendant(s). _____________________________________/ 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3) 2) Pending before the Court is Defendant City & County of San Francisco's Motion to Dismiss, filed November 23, 2009. (Dkt. #14.) Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-1(b), the Court finds this matter suitable for disposition without oral argument and hereby VACATES the January 7, 2010 hearing. Having considered the parties' papers and the relevant legal authority, the Court hereby GRANTS Defendant's motion to dismiss as follows: 1) Plaintiff's claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, is dismissed without leave to amend because Plaintiff received a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC on November 18, 2008, but failed to file this action within 90 days of receiving the letter. Failure to file suit in 90 days is ground for dismissal of the action. Gonzalez v. Stanford Applied Engineering, Inc., 597 F.2d 1298, 1299 (9th Cir. 1979); see also 42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(f)(1). Plaintiff's cause of action for obstruction of justice is also dismissed without leave to amend because this claim is a criminal offense, and there is no legal basis for civil liability against Defendant. Forsyth v. Humana, Inc., 114 F.3d 1467, 1482 (9th Cir. 1997). As Plaintiff's remaining claims are based in state law, the Court declines to exercise jurisdiction over them. "Where a district court dismisses a federal claim, leaving only state 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 UNITED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 For the Northern District of California claims for resolution, it should decline jurisdiction over the state claims and dismiss them without prejudice." Wade v. Regional Credit Ass'n, 87 F.3d 1098, 1101 (9th Cir. 1996) (citing Les Shockley Racing v. Nat'l Hot Rod Ass'n, 884 F.2d 504, 509 (9th Cir. 1989)). Accordingly, all remaining claims are dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court shall close the file. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 28, 2009 _______________________________ Maria-Elena James Chief United States Magistrate Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OLUCHI NNACHI, Plaintiff, v. CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO et al, Defendant. / Case Number: CV09-04099 MEJ CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. That on December 28, 2009, I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the attached, by placing said copy(ies) in a postage paid envelope addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope in the U.S. Mail, or by placing said copy(ies) into an inter-office delivery receptacle located in the Clerk's office. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Oluchi Nnachi 784 Alcatraz Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 Dated: December 28, 2009 Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: Brenda Tolbert, Deputy Clerk 3

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