Filing 14

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Motions terminated: 11 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Complaint and Application for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis filed by Thomas Alan Strawn. Signed by Judge Vince Chhabria on 4/21/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/21/2014)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 THOMAS ALAN STRAWN, Case No. 13-cv-04765-VC Plaintiff, 8 v. ORDER OF DISMISSAL 9 10 UNKNOWN, Defendant. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 On March 24, 2014, this Court ordered Plaintiff to show cause why this case should not be 14 dismissed due to failure to exhaust administrative remedies. (Docket No. 12). On April 7, 2014, 15 Plaintiff filed a letter stating that he is currently pursuing his administrative remedies. (Docket 16 No. 13). The Prison Litigation Reform Act, 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997e(a), "requires that a prisoner 17 exhaust administrative remedies before submitting any papers to the federal courts." Vaden v. 18 Summerhill, 449 F.3d 1047, 1048 (9th Cir. 2006). Because Plaintiff has not met that requirement, 19 this action must be, and hereby is, DISMISSED without prejudice to Plaintiff re-filing once he has 20 exhausted his administrative remedies. See id. 21 The Clerk of the Court is directed to terminate all pending motions and close this case. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 21, 2014 ______________________________________ VINCE CHHABRIA United States District Judge

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