Cotton v. Cate et al

Filing 33

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO WITHDRAW MOTION TO DISMISS; SCHEDULING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Judge William Alsup granting 30 Motion for Leave to File Motion; withdrawing 14 Motion to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (dt, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/23/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 TREANDOUS COTTON, Nos. C 13-3744 WHA (PR) 9 Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO WITHDRAW MOTION TO DISMISS; SCHEDULING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 10 For the Northern District of California United States District Court vs. 11 12 MATTHEW CATE; RANDY GROUNDS; J. YOUNG; A. LANDOU; DOES, 13 Defendants (Dkt. 14, 30) 14 / 15 16 Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner, filed this civil rights case under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Defendants 17 filed a motion to dismiss the claims on the grounds that plaintiff had not administratively 18 exhausted them prior to filing suit. Defendants have filed a motion to withdraw the motion to 19 dismiss and for leave to file a motion for summary judgment. See Albino v. Baca, No. 10- 20 55702, slip op. at 4 (9th Cir. Apr. 3, 2014) (en banc) (overruling Wyatt v. Terhune, 315 F.3d 21 1108, 1119 (9th Cir. 2003), which held that failure to exhaust should be raised in an 22 unenumerated Rule 12(b) motion, and requiring defendants to produce evidence proving failure 23 to exhaust in a motion for summary judgment). Under Albino, the exhaustion argument must be 24 raised in a summary judgment motion and may not be considered in defendants’ motion to 25 dismiss. Defendants’ motion to withdraw the motion to dismiss is GRANTED. 26 In order to expedite the resolution of this case: 27 1. No later than 91 days from the date this order is filed, defendants shall file a motion 28 for summary judgment. If defendants are of the opinion that this case cannot be resolved by 1 summary judgment, they shall so inform the court prior to the date the summary judgment 2 motion is due. All papers filed with the court shall be promptly served on the plaintiff. 3 2. Plaintiff's opposition to the dispositive motion, if any, shall be filed with the court 4 and served upon defendants no later than 28 days from the date of service of the motion. 5 Plaintiff must read the attached page headed “NOTICE -- WARNING,” which is provided to 6 him pursuant to Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 953-954 (9th Cir. 1998) (en banc), and 7 Klingele v. Eikenberry, 849 F.2d 409, 411-12 (9th Cir. 1988). 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 3. Defendants shall file a reply brief no later than 14 days after the date of service of the opposition. 4. The motion shall be deemed submitted as of the date the reply brief is due. No hearing will be held on the motion unless the court so orders at a later date. 5. Along with their motion, defendants shall file proof that they served plaintiff the 13 warning required by Woods v. Carey, No. 09-15548, slip op. 7871 (9th Cir. July 6, 2012), at the 14 same time they served him with their motion. Failure to do so will result in the summary denial 15 of their motion. 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 Dated: May 23 , 2014. 18 WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 1 2 NOTICE -- WARNING (SUMMARY JUDGMENT) If defendants move for summary judgment, they are seeking to have your case 3 dismissed. A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil 4 Procedure will, if granted, end your case. 5 Rule 56 tells you what you must do in order to oppose a motion for summary judgment. fact--that is, if there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect the result of your case, 8 the party who asked for summary judgment is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, which 9 will end your case. When a party you are suing makes a motion for summary judgment that is 10 properly supported by declarations (or other sworn testimony), you cannot simply rely on what 11 For the Northern District of California Generally, summary judgment must be granted when there is no genuine issue of material 7 United States District Court 6 your complaint says. Instead, you must set out specific facts in declarations, depositions, 12 answers to interrogatories, or authenticated documents, as provided in Rule 56(e), that 13 contradict the facts shown in the defendant's declarations and documents and show that there is 14 a genuine issue of material fact for trial. If you do not submit your own evidence in opposition, 15 summary judgment, if appropriate, may be entered against you. If summary judgment is 16 granted, your case will be dismissed and there will be no trial. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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