Nwaonumah v. Spearman
ORDER STAYING ACTION - Petitioner's request for a stay to exhaust state court claims is granted. Signed by Judge William H. Orrick on 08/10/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/10/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
DAVID A. NWAONUMAH,
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Case No. 15-cv-04196-WHO (PR)
ORDER STAYING ACTION
M. E. SPEARMAN,
Dkt. No. 26
Petitioner Nwaonumah’s request for a stay so that he can exhaust his claims in state
court (Docket No. 26) is GRANTED under Rhines v. Webber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005). The
action is STAYED. Nothing further will take place in this action until the Court decides
further action is appropriate, or until Nwaonumah exhausts all his claims and, within thirty
days of doing so, moves both to reopen this action and to lift the stay.
The Clerk shall terminate Docket No. 26 and ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSE the
file pending the stay of this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: August 10, 2017
WILLIAM H. ORRICK
United States District Judge
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